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London Characters and Crooks


Henry Mayhew


The Folio Society 1996

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Fine  | 

Fascinating Folio Society volume featuring selections from Mayhew's series of writings on London's poor and marginalized for the London Chronicle in the 1840s, which were complied into a book form in 1851 under the title London Labour and the London Poor. A pioneering exploration of London's underclass, prompted in no small part by the work of Charles Dickens. Illustrated by early examples of 19th century photo-journalism. Complete with slipcase. Slipcase has mild shelf-wear In crisp fine condition.

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