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The Antiquities of London and Westminster

The Antiquities of London and Westminster by BAILEY, Nathan (1722)

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Author: BAILEY, Nathan
Title: The Antiquities of London and Westminster
Year: 1722
Publisher: H Tracy
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £275
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[6] pp 244 [2] Advert leaf. First edition of lexicographer Nathan Bailey's history of London, bound in old half black sheepskin over marbled boards, new red morocco spine label, spine almost invisibly relaid, paper reinforcement to inner hinges and a new endpaper to the rear. Collated and complete with frontispiece laid down, 1 cm loss at head of page, not affecting the engraving by Sutton Nicholls which depicts London Bridge, Westminster Abbey and old St Paul's Cathedral - this despite the book dating from some sixty years after the fire of 1666 destroyed the building. Old ink number and letter at the head of title page; 1859 arithmetical annotation at foot of page; 1925 acquisition note on final pastedown. Spotting throughout, rubbing to page corners. Bailey's history largely confines itself to the City of London with Westminster relegated to a few pages at the conclusion of this populist work. ESTC T141094
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