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The XVIIIth Century in LondonAn Account of its Social Life and Arts by E. Beresford Chancellor - Hardcover - 1920 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

The XVIIIth Century in LondonAn Account of its Social Life and Arts

by E. Beresford Chancellor

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B.T. Batsford Ltd. - London10 by 8;(vii)271, 1920 Book. Hardcover. A handsome volume in good condition, broadly covering most aspects of 18th-century life in London. Beresford Chancellor's account of life in the Georgian heyday of London addresses the social life of the period generally; the topography of the capital itself; pleasure resorts; clubs, coffee-houses, and taverns; great houses and public buildings; churches; the arts during the period generally; and architectural relics of the period. Illustrated with handsome colour plates to the frontispiece, as well as monochrome plates and photographs throughout. Condition: Smart block clothbinding withhandsome gilt inscription to front cover and spine. Some marking, with one spot to front cover, minor spotting to back cover, and rubbing and shelfwear to exstremities. Internally, generally firmly bound with bright, clean pages notwithstanding foxing to front and back pastedowns. Selfridge & Co. book department stamp oninside back cover. Overall: VERY GOOD..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031719
  • Title: The XVIIIth Century in LondonAn Account of its Social Life and Arts
  • Author: E. Beresford Chancellor
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd. - London10 by 8;(vii)271
  • Date published: 1920

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