The Town; Its Memorable Characters and Events: Hunt, Leigh The Town; Its Memorable Characters and Events: Hunt, Leigh

The Town; Its Memorable Characters and Events

Hunt, Leigh

Published by Smith, Elder, and Co., London, 1848
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st edition/1st printing of this two volume work in which, according to the bound-in "Advertisement", "the reader will find an account of London, partly topographical and historical, but chiefly recalling the memories of remarkable characters and events associated with its streets, between St. Paul's and St. James's". Leigh Hunt, the author, had been at one time imprisoned for "unfavorable reflections upon the Prince Regegent", was visited while there by Lord Byron and Charles Lamb among other literati. It was he who introduced Shelley to Keats. Both volumes are in very good condition bound in the original blind-stamped orange cloth. Both volumes bear the armorial bookplate of Oliver Brett, the Lord Esher. This edition includes 45 black & white illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # PG-27-CP

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Title: The Town; Its Memorable Characters and ...

Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co., London

Publication Date: 1848

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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