Chatto & Windus, 2007, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 490 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. The Thames is about the river from source to sea, from prehistoric times to the present, its flora and fauna, the paintings and photographs inspired by the Thames, its geology, smells and colours, its literature, laws, magic and myths, its architecture, trade and weather. The reader learns about the fishes that swim in the river and the boats that ply on its surface, about floods and tides, hauntings and suicides, miasmas and sewers, locks, weirs and embankments. Here is Shelley floating on the river under poetical beech trees, Hogarth getting roaring drunk on a boat trip to Gravesend, William Morris wondering whether the same Thames water flowed past his windows in Hammersmith as flowed past his house at Kelmscott, 100 miles upriver. Peter Ackroyd has a genius for digging out the most surprising and entertaining details, and for writing about them in the most magisterial prose. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780701172848. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3504.