London (Illustrated). A Complete Guide to The Places of Amusement, Objects of Interest, Parks, Clubs, Markets, Docks, Principal Railway Routes, Leading Hotels and also a Directory, in a concise form, of First Class Reliable Houses in the Various Branches of Trade. Seventh Year of Publication. Published in London by Henry Herbert & Co., 2, Charterhouse Buildings, Aldersgate, E.C. 1878. Price Twenty-One Shillings. 228 pages. Chromolithograph borders. 4to. All edges gilt. Complete (one page becoming loose). Bound in original cloth boards with gilt titles and gilt titles to spine.A little wear to cloth edges and bumps to corners but generally very good condition throughout. Scarce.
A fine rare edition of Henry Herbert's Guide to London, published in 1878. With fine engraved plates throughout with beautiful chromolithographed borders illustrating London's Leading Hotels of the time, including The Grosvenor Hotel, Midland Grand Hotel, Edwards' Royal Cambridge Hotel, Charing Cross Hotel and Claridge's Hotel. A guide to Royal Residences and Buildings, Exhibitions, Opera Houses including photographs of Mesdames Albani, Marie Rose, the Batemen Sisters, etc. With an illustrated Trade Directory at end. A fascinating rare volume beautifully illustrated and capturing a snapshot of London in 1878.
Publish Year: 1878
Illustrator: Henry Herbert & Co (Publishers)