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Literary Landmarks of London
1885. London has no Associations so Interesting as those Connected with its Literary Men"Extra-Illustrated and Extended to Two VolumesHUTTON, Laurence. Literary Landmarks of London. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1885. Extra Illustrated and extended to two octavo volumes (7 9/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 193 x 124 mm.). [x], 1-196; 197-361, [1 blank] pp. Two additional title-pages inserted. With one hundred engraved plates, mostly eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits. Handsomely bound by J. Larkins ca. 1885 (stamp signed on front turn-ins) in full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, top edges gilt. A fine set."London has no associations so interesting as those connected with its literary men. To the cultivated reader the Temple owes its greatest charm to the fact that it was the birthplace of Lamb, the home of Fielding, and that it contains Goldsmith's grave. Addison and Steele have hallowed the now unholy precincts of Charter House Square and Covent Garden; the shade of Chatterton still haunts Shoe Lane; Fleet Street, to this day echoes with the ponderous tread of Dr. Johnson; and the modest dwelling that was once Will's Coffee House is of far more interest now than all that is left of the royal palaces of Whitehall and St. James…" (Introduction).Little is known about the London firm of Jeremiah Larkins other than the firm was started in 1879 and from 1881-1885 operated from 9 Brooke Street, Holborn, EC, then from 1886-1891 from 21 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, EC., and from 1892-1899 from 23 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, EC.
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