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Londinium Redivivum or An Antient History and Modern Description of London (four volumes)

James Peller Malcolm

F. & C. Rivington 1802

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

'Complied from Parochial Records, archives of various foundation, the Harleian MSS. and other authentic sources.' The complete four volumes from the Topographer and Engraver's readable architectural history of London (1802, 1803, 1803. 1807). Given unfettered access to Church records, Malcolm describes the histories and particulars of London's churches and buildings of significance, examining such buildings as St. Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, The East India Company Warehouses, Westminster Abbey, the Guildhall and dozens more. With numerous plates featuring artistic and architectural details, drawn from a variety of sources, including one coloured by hand. 4to. (280mmx220mm) Original calf boards handsomely and sympathetically rebacked with new leather spines with raised bands and gilt decoration. Inner and outer dentelles with marbled end-papers and page edges tinted red. Original boards have rubbing and marking and scratching commensurate to age. Some light occasional spotting throughout Some offsetting from plates. But otherwise a tight and clean set of what is a fascinating history of London. Good+ *Due to size and weight, extra shipping fees may apply to overseas orders*

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