Handsome rendition of Defoe's text from the original edition (1724?1726), here edited and annotated by Sir Mayson M. Beeton and E. Beresford Chancellor. The volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait done after the 1706 engraving by Van der Gucht, a variety of maps "specially drawn to delineate the London of Defoe's time and his circuit thereof," and "reproductions of drawings, maps, and prints mostly contemporary with the period of [Defoe's] life." The letterpress was composed and printed at the Westminster Press, the photogravure plates engraved and hand-printed by A. Alexander & Sons Ltd., and the collotype plates printed at the Chiswick Press, on Basingwerk parchment paper. This is => one of 350 copies printed, of which only 300 were for sale. Binding: Publisher's brown cloth in remarkably convincing (and therefore rather interesting) imitation of a Cambridge calf binding, covers framed and panelled in gilt double fillets with scalloped gilt roll and gilt-stamped corner fleurons. Spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels. Provenance: Front pastedown with skull and "What Do We Know" bookplate of Dr. Charles W. Burr, the first Chair of Mental Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania. Folio (39 cm, 15.3"). xxi, , 115,  pp.; 3 fold. maps, 58 plts. Bound as above, slipcase lacking; joints, extremities, and spine bands rubbed, spine slightly darkened. Pages and plates clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A tour thro' London about the year 1725 ...
Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd.
Publication Date: 1929
Book Description New York, Benjamin Blom, 1969. Hardcover. . 115p. Illus. Folio. Ex-library, with the usual ownership markings and withdrawn stamp; backstrip and cover edges sun-faded; otherwise very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36769
Book Description Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Oversize maroon hardcover, no dj. Reprint of 1929 edition. Light shelfwear and a few very small stains to covers, contents clean and tight. 115 pages, index, maps, b&w illus. Bookseller Inventory # 6989
Book Description Benjamin Blom, New York, 1969. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Folio 34cm. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Cloth Hardcover , 1969. xxi + 115pp. With numerous plates and maps. . . Bound in violet cloth with gilt lettering on the side. Cover mildly soiled and worn. Joints and hinges are strong, and the textblock is sturdy. Pages are clean. Reprint of the 18th century original. . Bookseller Inventory # GRP96959750
Book Description Benjamin Blom, Inc., New York, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. . . . . Reprinted from the Text of the Original Edition [1724-1726]. Large 4to, hardcover. Maroon cloth, no dj. About fine condition. Slightest fading to spine gilt, tiny nick at upper spine; contents bright & clean, binding tight. 115 pp. + plates in rear. Illus. with maps, specially drawn to delineate the London of Defoe's time and his circuit thereof, and reproductions of drawings, maps, and prints mostly contemporary with the period of his life [1659-1731]. 60 plates. Bookseller Inventory # 1041112.65
Book Description B. T. Batsford, London, 1929. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First edition thus. 1929, First Edition thus, One of 350 copies. 58 plates, including 3 folding ones in rear. A beautiful book, bound in full two-tone calf and printed on parchment paper. Housed in brown cloth slipcase. Hardcover, large 4to. (10 x 15"), ornate gilt ruling and design, two title labels and five raised bands on spine, upper edge gilt. Foxing to text-blocks and endpapers, with only the occasional small fox spot to a page margin. Front outer hinge cracked, but board is holding nicely; small chip to one of the title labels, the gilt title is unaffected. An excellent copy in an impressive binding. The slipcase shows light wear to the top and bottom joints; lightly rubbed; overall VG. Digital images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 0064085
Book Description B. T. Batsford, London, 1929. Edition limited to 350 copies, of which 300 are for sale; folio, pp. xxi, , 115, ; 58 plates, including maps, music, plans, facsimiles, and portraits, several folding; original full paneled speckled calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, morocco labels in 2; joints with some restoration, else a very good copy. Reprinted from the text of the original edition, 1724-26. Bookseller Inventory # 32987
Book Description B. T. Batsford Ltd, London, 1929. Edition limited to 350 copies, of which 300 are for sale; folio, pp. xxi, , 115, ; 58 plates, including maps, music, plans, facsimiles, and portraits, several folding, pictorial endpapers; original full paneled calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, morocco labels in 2; minor foxing, else about fine in publisher's slipcase. Prospectus laid in. Reprinted from the text of the original edition, 1724-26. Bookseller Inventory # 44686