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A DESCRIPTION OF LONDON; containing a Sketch of its History and Present State. And of all the most celebrated Public Buildings, &c.

A DESCRIPTION OF LONDON; containing a Sketch of its History and Present State. And of all the most celebrated Public Buildings, &c.

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A DESCRIPTION OF LONDON; containing a Sketch of its History and Present State. And of all the most celebrated Public Buildings, &c.

by [DARTON, William?]

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Small 8vo, pp. 36, with 12 illustrations on 6 hand-coloured engraved plates; evenly a little browned; otherwise clean and fresh in the original publisher's printed wrappers; a little spotted, spine with slit, contemporary ownership inscription at head of front wrapper.


A neat work by Darton for reader's exploring the ever expanding city of London.

The publisher, William Darton (1781–1854) was the eldest son and second child (of eleven) of William and Hannah Darton. He was born in Tottenham and educated at the Friends' School in Clerkenwell and at the Quaker school in Ackworth, Yorkshire, and from 1795 was apprenticed to his father, as an engraver and publisher.

'In 1804 he set up his own business in Holborn Hill, London, and like his father specialized in children's books. He also published jigsaw puzzles and table games notable for their decorative detail. Among the firm's authors were the unidentified Arabella Argus, Mary Belson Elliott, and Mary Robson Hughs. He was a skilled engraver, and finished the work on A Complete Atlas of the English Counties, begun by Thomas Dix and published from Holborn Hill under their joint names in 1822' (Oxford DNB).

OCLC: 3698831.

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Bookseller
Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3220257
Title
A DESCRIPTION OF LONDON; containing a Sketch of its History and Present State. And of all the most celebrated Public Buildings, &c.
Author
[DARTON, William?]
Illustrator
William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill.
Book Condition
Used
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Hardcover
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
[1824]
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books; Pot Pourri;

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