In parts of Hampstead and Highgate there is little impression of change. Old houses abound, original street patterns remain, and the past seems always to be present. But in fact things are not at all what they used to be. Between 1870 and 1918 great changes were made, particularly as a result of Hampstead's slum clearance scheme of 1883 and the building of new roads: and the cameras of the day were there to capture for posterity the incidents of moment as well as the seemingly innocuous, from the coming of the cable tramway to Highgate (the first in Europe) to a family out cycling along Finchley Road and gypsies encamped on Fortune Green. Hampstead and Highgate in Old Photographs takes a comprehensive look at two of London's most delightful northern heights at the peak of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, providing more vividly than the written word an evocative, nostalgic and utterly fascinating journey into the past.
First Edition; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Gilt titles spine; Dust Jacket price-clipped; illustrated by 163 b/w. photo's.
Author Gee, Christina M.
Binding Hardcover (Original Black Cloth)
Publisher High Hill Press with Lionel Leventhal; London
Condition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket