London: Collins, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto; pp; 321, index; profusely illustrated in color and black and white; red cloth in a pictorial jacket; jacket is a bit soiled with some edge wear but it has protected the book very well;. Very good / a good or better. Item #16262
Not a book for the casual collector of Londoniana. A serious companion for appreciating the city in the times of Hogarth, the Kit Kat Club, Alexander Pope, George Handel, Chippendale, etc. If you appreciate the details of "Gin Alley", "Beer Lane", "The Rake's Progress" etc. you will enjoy this scholarly and entertaining work.