Itinerant Trades of London. William Marshall Craig.
Itinerant Trades of London
Itinerant Trades of London

Itinerant Trades of London

London: Richard Phillips, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. ITINERANT TRADES OF LONDON. WILLIAM MARSHALL CRAIG. Bound by Zaehnsdorf, London, and published by Richard Phillips, London. ca. 1085. First edition. 'Description of the Plates Representing the Trades of London in Their Ordinary Costume'. 4to., 25x19 cm. 3pp of adverts at the rear. Half period Morocco recently re-backed to period and marbled boards. Gilt-ruled spine with gilt designs in compartments, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Wear and soiling to the binding with rubbing to the extremities, light toning to plates, some foxing throughout not marring illustrations. Very good condition. 31 leaves of letterpress descriptions of trades, printed to one side only. 31 hand-coloured copper engraved plates with tissues, after William Marshall Craig. Volume of charming plates giving a fascinating insight into the London street life of the early 1800's. Each plate with its accompanying description. It features different types of traders in various areas of London. The book was published as a supplement to Phillips' 'Modern London'. A scarce copy. Good. Item #83

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