This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...and the dome of mighty St. Paul's is hid away from the vision. In this Old Jewry is a court-yard hidden away. There are jewelers' shops, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...and the dome of mighty St. Paul's is hid away from the vision. In this Old Jewry is a court-yard hidden away. There are jewelers' shops, silk-mercers' shops, and chop-houses of the better class on either side, and a man, in a blue cloth uniform of heavy fabric, walks up and down, day and night, with a pasteboard helmet on his head. His wrists are trimmed with bands of crimson and white flannel, and one row of gilt brass buttons bifurcate his blue, close-fitting coat, and meet to part no more at his throat and waist. The face of the man is homely, and his black eyes burn under his helmet of a hat, and in the glare of the street lamp. Not a soul stirring in the Old Jewry to-night but this silent patrol-man, who looks up and down the lane, now to Cheapside, now over the roofs as if he would like to get a glimpse of St. Paul's, whose bell booms with an affrighting suddenness and energy on the air, through the beating rain and blinding fog. "Is this the Central Detectives' Office?" I ask of the helmcted patrol. "Yes, sir. This 'ere is the Central Hoffis of the City of Lunnun; the hother hoffis is down Scotland-yard wiy in Parliament street, hopposite the Hadmiralty and the 'Oss Gy-a-ads." I find my way past the patrol, and around me I can see a court-yard fifty by a hundred feet in size, and at either side a gas-lamp burns dimly, and the wind whistles down from above, and the rain patters unceasingly. It is like a play-ground or school-yard, but there is in it the RELICS OF CRIME. 321 quietness of a deserted 'church. Turning to the right, I ascend two steps and enter a hall, where another morose-looking patrolman demands my business. "Who do you want to see, sir? Oh, LTinspector Bailey. Well, sir, he is werry busy just now; got a preciou...
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Reprint of a book first published in 1870. Very clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 218 pgs. with illustrations from original edition. Dustjacket is quite clean (some light soiling to rear panel, unchipped, with one 1" closed tear at top edge of rear panel, has been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Great Britain.
Good. B0000CLX8H UK BASED SELLER-SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL. * PLEASE NOTE COVER MAY VARY TO ONE SHOWN*. ex library. usual markings. discolour to the front cover. marks to the back cover.
Very Good. 662 pages: illustrations, plates, frontispiece, map; 23 cm. Rebound, later cloth. Hardcover. Nice double page map of London. Good binding and cover. Illustrateed with 200 engravings and a map of London. 1870-1871.
'...Social Customs, and Modes of Living of the Rich and the Reckless, the Destitute and the Depraved, in the Metropolis of Great Britain. By Daniel Joseph Kirwan. Beautifully illustrated with Two Hundred Engravings and a finely executed Map of London. Published by subscription only. ' 662 pages, 200 illustrations (many full-page), calf, new cloth backstrip, covers rubbed, text and illustrations very good. There is an early bookplate inside the front cover "CLOUGH, From the library of Stephen Ellsworth Clow and Ruth Hazen Clow" with a coat of arms. The book measures approximately 6 by 9 inches and weighs approximately 2 pounds 10 ounces.
Palace and Hovel, or Phases of London Life; Being Personal Observations of an American in London, by Day and Night [Etc.]
by Daniel Joseph Kirwan
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