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220x145mm Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine.153pp. Frontis in colour + 1 other colour plate and 87 mono. plts + many line drawings in text. An entertaining and absorbing collection of writings and illustrations on London Life drawing on works by Hogarth, Smollett, Rowlandson, Cruikshank, Pepys; "Nollekens" Smiths Engravings of London Beggars, Photographs and Medieval Tail-Piece; doggerel and ballard- with the cement of the author's narrative making a lively and original miscellany.VG+/VG (book- slight foxing to endpapers and slight occasional discolouration otherwise clean-- free of bumps and previous owner names or inscriptions. Mild musty odour. D/J - 5mm deep section of loss around head of spine + 2 other smaller chips at top rear - up to 3mm. Numerous small closed tears - max 10mm. The delightfull wrap around illust by Robert Cruikshank has slight wear to colour at spine folds but is otherwise clean and quite bright. In proprietary protective wrapper).