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ANECDOTES OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF LONDON From the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700; including the Origin of British Society, Customs, and Manners, With a General Sketch of the State of Religion, Superstition, Dresses
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811, 1700. and Amusements of the citizens of London, during that Period. To which are added, Illustrations of the changes in our Language, Literary Customs, and Gradual Improvement in Style and Versification, and Various Particulars Concerning Public and Private Libraries. SECOND EDITION 1811, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10 x 8½ inches, 18 engraved plates, including 12 hand-coloured costume plates, 6 black and white engravings including one of conjuring, another of chiromancy, pages: iv, 576, including index, bound in full burgundy calf, gilt and blind patterned border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt raised bands and richly gilt in compartments, gilt title, new leather showing on hinges, narrow gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), new endpapers. A little rubbing to corners, original armorial bookplate retained on new front pastedown (Norton Priory), minute piece missing from lower corner of title page, slight foxing to margins of first few leaves, very occasionally further in, 4 minute holes in the outer margin of one plate, 3 minute holes and 1 tiny chip to same margin of another plate, very small pale brown stain to upper margin edge of another plate, 2 very small closed tears to top margin of 1 text page, neatly repaired. A very good sturdy tight clean copy. Toole Stott, Bibliography of English Conjuring, Volume II, No.1379, second edition, 8vo version. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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