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Title:An Illustrated Guide to London 1800
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.90)
Book ID:B009-3987
Publisher:Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1988
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Robert Hale Ltd, 1988, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First

red end-papers; Jacket illust. shows Rowlandson's illustration of the pillory at Charing Cross This unique and lavishly illustrated book uses a highly original approach to bring the London of 1800 vividly to life. Using contemporary diaries, memoirs, maps and illustrations, Mary Cathcart Borer invites us to step back into history and sample, if only in imagination, the delights and idiosyncrasies of the age. All the information a newcomer to the city in 1800 would need is here: street plans, information on transport, details of lodging, entertainment, food, the main sights and events. Miss Borer describes the building of the new Bank of England, the critics' reception of Wordsworth and Coleridge's newly published Lyrical Ballads, and the scandal surrounding George, Prince of Wales and his new wife Caroline. The seamier side of London life is also explored: the bordellos, the prisons and lunatic asylums and the fast-spreading slums. The fascinating facts presented in this book about life in the capital in 1800 give an insight into the development of modern London, and will delight anyone who is interested in the city's colourful background, and who appreciates a fresh and lively approach to history. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 222 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's inscription, lavish, in ink, plus traces of erased pencil inscription, to pre-title page. Silver titles spine. blue cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings & maps. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; London; Historical Guide; Eighteen Hundreds; England; 19th century; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0709032943. ISBN/EAN: 9780709032946. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3987.
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