Title: Giant London : the evolution of a great city : its growth in size and value [bound with] The Buried Rivers of London [bound with] Changing London, Marylebone.
Publisher: Surveyors' Institution, London [and] Auctioneers' Institute, London [and] Chiswick Press
Publication Date: 1906
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Giant London is in two pamphlets, colour map, folding engraved view, pages numbered 309-48 constituting the entirety of Transactions of the Surveyors' Institution, session 1908-9, volume 41, part 8. The second and final part of the same title, folding colour map (short tear at edge), pages numbered 351-92 constituting the entirety of Transactions of the Surveyors' Institution, session 1908-9, volume 41, part 9, both parts dated 1909. Buried Rivers of London, folding engraved map, pages numbered 19-46, constituting a paper read at the Institute in London on Friday, December 13th, 1907. Changing London, Marylebone, 10 photographic plates, a map and a plan, pages numbered 95-109, constituting the entire reprinted pamphlet from the London Topographical Record, volume 3. All four pamphlets with original printed wrappers bound in. 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Contemporary green paper-covered boards (stained and slightly damaged after small label removal) with green straight-grained morocco spine with gilt tiling and four single fillet gilt horizontal rules (hinges slightly split but holding firm, very slightly rubbed). J. George Head was a J.P., Chairman of the North West District Permanent Building Society, Member of Atherton Urban District Council & President of the Auctioneers & Estate Agents Institute of Great Britain. WorldCat fails to locate any copies worldwide but JISC locates just the Giant London and Marylebone titles at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. No copies of the Lost Rivers of London located anywhere. Surveyor's view of vicissitudes of London property values & development in early 1900s, buried London rivers and changing Marylebone- exceptionally rare and fascinating. Seller Inventory # 5238