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Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume with Remarkable Places Given in the Background 680.00
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[Craig, William Marshall]

Catalogue No.: k1153

Publisher:

London: [Richard Phillips]

Edition:

Second Issue; Published Date: [1805]

Illustrations:

Thirty-one hand-coloured plates

Dimensions:

260 x 210 mm (10 x 8 inches) - [64pp.]

Appearance:

Blue gilt-edged hardback leather cover.

Condition:

VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Blindstamp of Worcester Public Library faintly impressed to plate margins. Modern rebind with moire silk endpapers and gauffered edges. Some browning and off-setting from plates. Occasional light marking

From the loosely laid-in appendix (see scanned image) we know this collated volume of thirty one plates to be a second volume running from plate 24 - 54. Each plate accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress describing the cry and trade in the body of the text and, in the footnote, the London building in the background of the scene. Originally issued to accompany R. Phillips's Modern London, being the history and present state of the British metropolis. This is apparently a reissue, under separate cover, of the plates with their descriptive letterpress which were published with the 1805 edition of Modern London. Plates do not bear imprint as is found in 1804 edition [COPAC]

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Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume with Remarkable Places Given in the Background
Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume with Remarkable Places Given in the Background