Title The County Books. London, The City.
Publisher Robert Hale. London. 1951 1st edition.
Seller ID 60799
In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. With b/w photographic plates. With fold out map at back. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; In removable plastic cover. Spine slightly darkened. Small marks to covers. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. One of a set of books describing the Counties of the British Isles as they existed before 1973. This volume covers The City of London. "The author has explored all its alleyways and courts, inns and taverns, historic churches and buildings. He has familiarised himself with its pomp and ceremony, and gives cogent reasons why the City should retain its rights and privileges. In the course of forty years he has acquired an affection for its ancient stones - many now, als, dissolved into rubble." Chapters on Holborn, Fleet Street, Temple, Smithfield, Bartís, Newgate, Ludgate, Cheapside, London Companies, London Bridge, Tower Hill, Rebuilding.
BRITISH TOPOGRAPHY The County Books, CLAUD GOLDING, London, The City, Holborn, Fleet Street, Temple, Smithfield, Bartís, Newgate, Ludgate, Cheapside, London Companies, London Bridge, Tower Hill, Rebuilding, dustwrapper first edition Topography History London