Fitz-Stephen's Description of the City of London,

[Pegge (Samuel, editor)]

Fitz-Stephen's Description of the City of London,

Newly translated from the Latin Original; with a necessary commentary. A Dissertation on the Author, Ascertaining the exact Year of the Production, is prefixed: and to the whole is subjoined, a correct edition of the original, with the various readings, and some useful annotations. By an Antiquary.

Description: fairly solid offset of title-page onto verso of the last of the preliminaries. pp. [x], 81, [1], 4to, contemporary calf, rebacked with a richly gilt spine red lettering piece, corners repaired, some scuffing to boards, bookplate of Stephen Powys Marks (historian of London), good

Publication Details: Printed (by William Bulmer and John Nichols] for B. White, 1772

Notes: 'Among the noble cities of the world that Fame celebrates, the City of London of the Kingdom of the English, is the one seat that pours out its fame more widely, sends to farther lands its wealth and trade, lifts its head higher than the rest. It is happy in the healthiness of its air, in the Christian religion, in the strength of its defences, the nature of its site, the honour of its citizens, the modesty of its matrons; pleasant in sports; fruitful of noble men'. Some of these claims might now be disputed. The distribution of copies, according to ESTC, is somewhat lop-sided. Of the 14 copie...more

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Price: £250

Subject: History

Published Date: 1772

Stock Number: 64578

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