Title: The History and Antiquities of London. A New...
Publisher: London: For Edward Jeffery by B. McMillan.
Publication Date: 1814
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 2nd Edition
Second quarto edition, preceded by another quarto edition- an exceptionally rare one in folio- and one in octavo. Limited issue, 1 of 175 copies (also published in folio in an edition of 25). vi, 381 printed pages (page v/vi bound back to front. Many leaves mainly marginally lightly stained). Profusely illustrated with 34 copper and wood engravings and lithographed plates, including John Dunstall's etchings "Lambeth House", "St Marie Ouers in Southwark", "Entrance of Westminster Hall", "St Paul's, Covent Garden" -John Seller-, "Monument", "St Paul's Cathedral", Customs House c.1690 and a contemporary view of the Cathedral Church of St Paul as it was before ye fire of London [from 'A Book of the Prospects of the Remarkable Places in and about the City of London', c.1700 (engraving) by Robert Morden (fl.1682-1703) - 31 unnumbered plates with no text.No copy in BL. Only 3 copies in ESTC. Upcott ii,879. Wing M.2623A], Engleheart's etching of Sir Thomas Fairfax after Edward Bower, 1647, published by Edward Jeffery in 1808, & "London's dreadful visitation, or, A collection of all the bills of mortality for this present year: beginning the 27th of December 1664, and ending the 19th of December following, London : Printed and are to be sold by E. Cotes living in Aldersgate-street, printer to the said company, 1665" [Ornamental border. Wing L2926. ESTC R233540. Goldsmiths', 1761]. All edges gilt. 24 x 30 cm. Contemporary straight-grained sherwood green morocco (joints split, corners worn somewhat rubbed). Spine in compartments with elaborate floreate hand-gilding (rather worn). Covers with leaf gilded corner-pieces within blind scrolling anthemion and double gilt fillet borders. From the publisher's Advertisement: "This edition is published without any Illustrations of prints whatever; but titles are printed, for the purchasers who choose to amuse themselves in the pursuit of illustrating; and an assortment of some hundreds of portraits, views, medals, and historical prints, may be had, together or separate, at the Publisher's." Though principally known as a naturalist, having produced the important works "British Zoology" and "History of Quadrupeds," Pennant's posthumous book on the history of London was also popular, going through a number of editions. Seller Inventory # 5226