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Lavish, large format picture book about London, with Peter Ackroyd's inimitable text (taken from London: A Biography), new pictures and new captions. Divided into four parts: 1) In the beginning Roman and Medieval London, ending with the Black Death; 2) Red Contrasts the Great Fire of 1666 with the Blitz of 1944, and tells the story of both in gripping narrative; 3) Motley Theatrical London, including street fairs, street theatre, London as mob and crowd etc; 4) Black The industrial revolution, the London poor and homeless, London as centre of empire (including emigration), London prisons, huge expansion of the metropolis (including the London suburbs).
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Fantastic book of pictures of London. Jacket has small tear in back. Seller Inventory # 000196
Book Description CHATTO & WINDUS, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M070117613X
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-070117613x