The text is clean with no markings (there is a school name stamped inside the cover). The binding is sound. The cover shows some edgewear with a small chip at the top of the spine. There is a small corner of the blank rear endpage that is torn away. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: London: What to See, and How to See It With ...
Publication Date: 1858
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Book Description HG Clarke, 1856. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 208pp, illustrated, sm stain on bottom edge of first few pps, bound in red cloth, respined; 12 Mo. Seller Inventory # 63669
Book Description London: George Slater, 1850. First Edition., 1850. No edition indicated but OCLC lists various during 1850-66 (thus 1st?). Original green gilt and blind decorated cloth 10 x 14cm. 208pp with St Paul's illustration to title page and many in-text illustrations. CONDITION: Covers near fine, a little faded to the edges with decoration quite sharp. Binding secure. Interiors very good, lightly tanned with some spotting and foxing. Staining to ffep. Previous owner's name to the front pastedown (Alfred Hainworth, Crediton). Seller Inventory # 1724
Book Description London: H.G. Clarke and Co., 1854., 1854. A rare early travellers handbook / guide to London. No edition indicated. No copies spotted on Copac, but Worldcat lists editions in various years during 1850-66. Original brown cloth blind decorated to the boards, with gilt titles to the front. Size: 10 x 14cm. Pages: 208 + Frontipiece (The White Tower) + 1 plate (The Jewel House) + numerous unindexed illustrations in the text. CONTENTS: Brief Account of London; Directions to the principal lines of streets; Religious edifices; The Royal Palaces and Mansions of the Nobility; The Parks; The Tower and the Royal Hospitals; Hospitals and Charitable Institutions; Scientific and Literary Institutions; City Halls; Club Houses; Great National Exhibition; Omnibus Routes; Legislative and Legal Establishments; Government Offices; Commercial Edifices; Bridges and the Tunnel; The Monument and Public Statues; Theatres and Music; Museums and Galleries of Art; Miscellaneous Exhibitions. Please note - owing to a printing error, pages 2 and 3 of the contents are the wrong way round. Also, the chapter on the Great National Exhibition (which took place in 1851 and was probably described in an earlier edition) has been replaced in this edition by a chapter giving a monthly "Diary of Amusements in London", although this has not been reflected in the contents. CONDITION: The covers are dulled with some marks, worn to the extremities with a little loss of cloth. The interiors are Very Good, lightly tanned with occasional spotting. Ref 1041. Seller Inventory # 1041