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[CRAIG, WILLIAM MARSHALL] - Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in Their Ordinary Costume with Remarkable Places Given in the Background

Title: Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in Their Ordinary Costume with Remarkable Places Given in the Background
Description: London: [Richard Phillips], [1805]. Second Issue. Blue gilt-edged hardback leather cover. 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8"). [64pp.]. Thirty-one hand-coloured plates. From the loosely laid-in appendix (see scanned image) we know this collated volume of thirty one plates to be a second volume running from plate 24 - 54. Each plate accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress describing the cry and trade in the body of the text and, in the footnote, the London building in the background of the scene. Originally issued to accompany R. Phillips's Modern London, being the history and present state of the British metropolis. This is apparently a reissue, under separate cover, of the plates with their descriptive letterpress which were published with the 1805 edition of Modern London. Plates do not bear imprint as is found in 1804 edition [COPAC].. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Blindstamp of Worcester Public Library faintly impressed to plate margins. Modern rebind with moire silk endpapers and gauffered edges. Some browning and off-setting from plates. Occasional light marking .

Keywords: Illustrated Books London British History Commerce

Price: GBP 680.00 = appr. US$ 971.03 Seller: Barter Books
- Book number: k1153

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