London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
Bijou Picture of London, or the Gems of the Metropolis. London: Rock, Brothers & Payne, [c.1850]. 31 x 25mm. Engraved frontispiece, title and 30 plates. Original dark purple cloth gilt, gilt edges. Bondy p.152: "... tiny but excellent views of London ..."; Spielmann 58: "[the views] are of exceptional quality considering their tiny size"; Welsh 1282.
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