EDWARDIAN LONDON BY BAEDEKER – AN ATTRACTIVE COPY IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH AND RETAINING THE 'INDICATEUR ET PLANS DE LONDRES' (1907)

BAEDEKER, Karl.

Londres et ses environs. Manuel du voyageur ... Onzième édition refondue et mise au jour. [With 'Indicateur et plans de Londres'].

Published: Leipzig and Paris: Karl Baedeker and Paul Ollendorff.

Date: 1907

Octavo, pp. XXXVIII, 372. 15 colour maps and plans (1 double-page folding, 4 folding, and 4 double-page) and 7 black-and-white maps and plans (1 folding and 1 double-page), maps and plans in the text. (Slight creasing and a few short tears on maps.) [With, bound in at the end, as issued:] Indicateur et plans de Londres. Pp. 44. 1 double-page key map of London, 3 folding maps forming a large map of London, 4 double-page folding maps of central London, and 1 large folding map of transport routes, showing tube, tram, and train lines. Original printed grey wrappers, with note ‘On peut détacher ce cahier’. Original flexible red cloth covers, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, spine and covers decorated in blind, endpapers with printed advertisement and map of Great Britain, edges marbled. (Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped.) A very good, bright copy.

Note
Eleventh, revised and updated edition. Baedeker’s guide to London shows the city in its Edwardian heyday, and covers all possible aspects of a visit to London that might confound the tourist. The introduction explains how to travel to London from the Continent and describes the practicalities of life in England (language, weights and measures, currency, history of England and London, etc.), and the main guide then discusses hotels, restaurants, cafes, arts, etc., before providing guides to London (divided into sections on the City and the East End, the West End, the South Bank, the suburbs of London), and then various excursions to surrounding areas and the South Coast. At the end of the volume is the Indicateur et plans de Londres, a pull-out pamphlet which forms a pocket atlas of the city and is frequently missing. A very attractive example of one of Baedeker’s famous guides, describing a great world city at its zenith in the years before the Great War, and richly illustrated with large folding maps.

£39.50

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