the World is under my feet

the World is under my feet
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Monday, 14 March 2011

Old and New London, c.1878

Title: Old and New London: a Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places
Author: Thornbury, Walter
Publisher: London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin
Year of publish: c.1878
Place of publish: New York
Size: 4to.
Condition:Scattered finger soil. Binding rubbed at extremities.

A scarce and unusual, early sales dummy with 1878 pencil ownership. A typical in its format, it is bound in green blind and gilt-stamped publisher's cloth, having an ornate, central gilt design on the front cover incorporating the word 'SPECIMEN' on a half-circular ribbon topping and circular laural design which surrounds the publisher's monogram 'CPG' and with the title & publisher's name & N.Y. address below. Bound within is the title page and table of contents to the first volume followed a sample of pages and illustrations from various volumes of the set, which in turn is followed by several blank, ruled pages for entering orders. The set was issued in 6 volumes. Order pages unfilled. 

Pencil ownership

Title page

sample page

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