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Illustrated London
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Illustrated London

By Peter Ackroyd

VERY GOOD+ THROUGHOUT: Scarce SIGNED COPY - Peter Ackroyd. This fine unread copy is bound in cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, tight, white, bright and square. The unclipped dust wrapper is also in mint condition. Lavish, large format picture book about London, with Peter Ackroyd's inimitable text (taken from London: A Biography), new pictures and new captions. Divided into four parts: 1) In the beginning Roman and Medieval London, ending with the Black Death; 2) Red Contrasts the Great Fire of 1666 with the Blitz of 1944, and tells the story of both in gripping narrative; 3) Motley Theatrical London, including street fairs, street theatre, London as mob and crowd etc; 4) Black The industrial revolution, the London poor and homeless, London as centre of empire (including emigration), London prisons, huge expansion of the metropolis (including the London suburbs). Illustrated with over 200 images, including paintings, maps and modern graphics, drawings and other works of art. This large landscape book weighs 1.5 Kilos, Please See Photos for Condition B1