Somer Books - Previously Sold

 

London A Pilgrimage

 

Illustrations by Gustav Dore and Text by Blanchard Jerrold

 

(Harper & Brothers - First American Edition, 1890)

Thank you for your interest but this book has now been sold

A Good copy of the First American Edition of Dore's collection of illustrations of Britain's capital city.

One of the first works by a popular artist to show London as it really was, from the slums to the garden-fetes.

Book Condition - Good: Hardback, Folio (approx 13 inches / 31cm tall), xxii + 191 pages with 54 plates and an illustrated Title Page.

Significant general wear and staining to the original blue boards and spine, spine faded but gilt lettering still clear, gilt front board illustration of St. Paul's Cathedral clear and bright, securely bound, all edges gilt, previous owner's neatly pencilled signature on front free endpaper (Watson Tomkins - Christmas 1889), light discolouration to part of page 120 and the plate opposite where a press cutting has been stored but otherwise internally very clean and clear.

Total weight with packaging 2.9Kg.