2 December 2010
TALLIS, John. Tallis's London Street Views, exhibiting upwards of one hundred Buildings in Each Number, elegantly engraved on Steel, with a commercial directory corrected every month, the whole forming a complete Stranger's Guide through London... The Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, Tradesmen's Shops, name and trade of Every Occupant. London, n.d. [ca. 1840].
Parts 1-40 (of 88?). Oblong 8o (134 x 220 mm). 40 double page engraving of street frontages, area maps, and views of a notable buildings (trimmed closely). 20th-century half morocco, orginal wrappers bound in, edges gilt (trimmed, shaving some of the original wrappers).
FIRST EDITION(?) of this invaluable mid 19th-century London street guide, showing a frontal view of the façades of building along to the streets of London's inner city, often naming the premises.
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