London 1924 Edition

By: Dark, Sidney

Price: $14.50

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Hardcover is dark blue with gold crest in center of front; gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; has deckled edges; gilt top of text block. Extensively illustrated with 55 b/w drawings by joseph pennell. According to the list of illustrations, these were created in 1908 but not reproduced before this volume. Tissue paper is still present between title page and frontispiece. A word and pictorial of London, as it was in 1908-1924 [and before the London Blizt of World War II changed much of the landscape, destroying or damaging countless historic and important buildings]. Reading through the table of contents and list of illustrations I see so many of my favorite spots to visit in what is the most incredible city, walking forever, seeing modern buildings next to centuries old ones....truly lovely and magical tour of a city, besides a bit of time travel, to over 80 years ago. ; B & W illustrations; 7 x 10 1/4; xi, 176 pages; 1924 edition. Cover has some shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, bumping; spine is slightly faded with sunning. End papers have some yellowing, seems to be transfer from glue from paper covering the boards.