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‘Some Account of London’ is a satirical, humorous first-hand account of the city of London. Written by Thomas Pennant, a Welsh scholar, this book is a curious work describing the characteristics of the city including major events such as the great fire of 1666 and an impressive folding map of the city and its environs. In addition to the huge map, this book is filled with 17 full-page engravings depicting English portraits, architecture, a knight’s suit of armor, and much more.

 

This third edition, according to Lowndes, was the first in large paper format!

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1793 Some Accounts of LONDON Illustrated Great Fire Welsh Thomas Pennant MAP

 

‘Some Account of London’ is a satirical, humorous first-hand account of the city of London. Written by Thomas Pennant, a Welsh scholar, this book is a curious work describing the characteristics of the city including major events such as the great fire of 1666 and an impressive folding map of the city and its environs. In addition to the huge map, this book is filled with 17 full-page engravings depicting English portraits, architecture, a knight’s suit of armor, and much more.

 

This third edition, according to Lowndes, was the first in large paper format!

 

Item number: #5336

Price: $550

 

PENNANT, Thomas

 

Some account of London.

 

London : Printed for Robt. Faulder, no. 42, New Bond Street, 1793. 1st large paper edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • vi, 502, [10]
    • 17 engraved plates
      • 4 folding
    • References: Lowndes 1824
    • Provenance: Bookplate
      • Ernst L.S. Benzon
        • Benzon was a nineteenth century collector of rare books and manuscripts. Following his death, his extensive collection was put up for auction on May 24, 1875.
        • A catalogue was compiled and published to accommodate the selling of his library entitled, “Catalogue of an important & a valuable portion of the books & manuscripts of the late Ernst L.S. Benzon, Esq. which will be sold by auction, by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 24th day of May, 1875.”
      • Language: English
      • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
      • Size: ~10.5in X 8.5in (26.5cm x 21.5cm)

 

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5336

Categories

Arts & Architecture

European History

Authors

PENNANT, Thomas

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete