With 250 New Street Names
Here the Luxury Edition on Cloth
London, Bacon’s Map of, and Stranger’s Guide, with Street Directory, Cab Fares, Postal Districts, Distances, etc. (With the Railways in Operation and Constructing. Corrected to Date.) Map lithograph mounted on cloth with
repeatedly folded colored city map ( 23½ × 33⅞ in [59.6 × 86 cm] )
together with “London Guide” and “Alphabetical Street References” mounted onto the inside of the front board. 16 pp. London, George Washington Bacon and Co., (1868). Blind tooled orig. cloth boards with mounted ills. color title on front board.
The certain foxing on the back just as the slight browning of the folds perceptible on the front almost only in the upper quarter and there especially in the two corner fields. The stitching of the text somewhat loosened, a small tear there backed acid-freely, especially the white margins of the text slightly foxing. The inside cover paper of the paled back restored using the old material. The title mounting somewhat more, the boards themselves only a little rubbed. Three little annotations by old hand within the “London Guide”. In such a way, however, of great freshness and therefore still just to the claim of the
luxury edition on cloth in sturdy boards
as the with then 2s. 6d. most expensive edition. Partly colored in paper boards the price was 1s., fully colored in cloth case 1s. 6d. Only the version on varnished rollers for hanging up came at twice the price with 5s.
In the north up to Kentish Town – Highbury – Lower Clapton , in the east till Hackney Wick – Oldford – Limehouse – West India Docks/Isle of Dogs. In the south limited on the line New Cross – Peckham – Camberwell – South Lambeth – Battersea, in the west still with South Kensington – Earl’s Court – Nottinghill and Kilburn . – The new Blackfriars Bridge finished 1869 only with the designation “Tempy. Bridge”, the Alexandra Bridge next to it as nameless “Raily. Bridge”.
The guide with open hours – partly split for summer and winter – and admission fees of public buildings – picture galleries – museums – Madame Tussaud’s & music halls – principal places of interest and not least public transport including steamboats and cabs with fares and scale of charges for the latter. Among the listed places Bank of England – Royal Exchange – Guildhall – Tower of London – Thames Tunnel – St. Paul’s Cathedral – Westminster Abbey – Buckingham Palace – National Gallery – Royal Academy – British Institution – Painters and Stainers Hall – Society of British Artists – Society of Painters in Water Colours (Old & New) – British Museum – East India Company’s Museum – Institute of Civil Engineers – King’s College – Linnæan Society – Museum of Practical Geology – Soane Museum – Surgeon’s Hall – Alhambra – Crystal Palace – Gravesend & Rosherville Gardens – Greenwich Hospital – Hampton Court Palace – Kew and Richmond – Windsor Castle – Zoological Gardens . – The street index of present 1868 edition enlarged by 250 newly added streets.
Offer no. 28,852 / EUR 390. / export price EUR 371. (c. US$ 429.) + shipping
“ this is to let you know that the book has arrived in excellent shape, and that I am delighted to have it ”
(Mr. P. M., April 30, 2003)