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SPITALFIELDS LIFE. by THE GENTLE AUTHOR: - Signed First Edition - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja1024722)


SPITALFIELDS LIFE. by THE GENTLE AUTHOR: - Signed First Edition - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja1024722)
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UK,thick,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn.Complete number line 1.] FINE/VG.No owner inscrptn but author's handwritten,black ink inscrptn+signature: ' I'm your loyal servant, TGA' to half-title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean,matt, dark blue background with colour photograph of facing ceramic Staffordshire Dogs to front panel of dw/dj with capitalised white lettered title+author name,white lettering repeated to spine/ backstrip along with white vignette chapter end piece illustration to its head,and publisher's white colophon to foot of spine,rear panel with white+pale green lettered reviews.Top edges of dw/dj with some minimal creasing,top,front corner tip chipped/rubbed with minniscule loss,top,rear corner tip with 1.5cm closed tear,head of spine/backstrip with a tiny closed tears at its front+rear facing edges and another approx. 1.5cm closed tear on rear's top edge approx. 1cm further along,lower edge with 0.5cm closed tear at foot of rear facing edge,and residual, partial cup-ring and a small dark splash stain to rear panel of dw/dj.Described hard but honestly and fairly.Top +fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,sharp-cornered,original plain navy blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked,silver gilt lettered spine/ backstrip,a silver,light+dark blue striped headband,and immaculate 5-colour block (b/w,grey dark+light blue) night-time London cityscape illustrated endpapers.UK, thick,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,xiii-xviipp+1-428pp [paginated] includes author's introduction,143 pen portraits,profuse contemporary b/w portrait, street,buildings photographs,single+double-page b/w illustrations - all interspersed throughout the the text and the book,2 walks/tours of Spitalfields by author.From Liverpool Street to Leila's,From Pellicci's to Petticoat Lane,an essential Detour (site of Shakespeare's first theatre and another theatre where henry V play was first performed)acknowledgements,picture acknowledgements and an index; plus [unpaginated] author SIGNED half-title,title page, contents list/table,and a double-page b/w illustrated frntis. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable,and particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the exterior faults described that prevent a higher grading for the dw/dj.Despite them,it is still a copy for its brightness and cleanliness. "In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London." "I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London." Drawing comparisons with Pepys,Mayhew,and Dickens,the gentle author of Spitalfields Life blog has gained an extraordinary following in recent years,by writing hundreds of pen portraits of a diverse array of people who live and work in the East End of London. Everything you seek in London can be found here - street life, street art,markets,diverse food,immigrant culture,ancient houses and history,pageants and parades,rituals and customs,traditional trades,and old family businesses.Spend a night in the bakery at St John's; ride the rounds with the Spitalfields milkman; drop in for a pint at the Golden Heart pub; and meet the jewel thief who crossed the Kray Brothers,the mudlark who discovers treasure on the banks of the river Thames,the window cleaner who sees ghosts,or the master bell-founder whose business was first started in 1570. Join the bunny girls at their annual reunion party; meet the wax sellers of Wentworth Street; and pay a visit to Holmes and Watson, the Spitalfields City Farm pigs.Truly all human life is here. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.


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b/w illustrations by Mark Hearld, Lucinda Rogers and Rob Ryan.
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Used - FINE.
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UK,thick,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn.
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This edition first published
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