London : The Heart of the Empire You Came to Defend A Souvenir, published by the Photocrom Company, London & Tunbridge Wells, no date but circa 1916, produced for the 3rd London General Hospital size 31 by 24 cm. In stiff cloth covered boards. 76 pages. 38 tipped-in photographic plates. Images are almost all of London landmarks, each with an accompanying page of text, but there are also two pages devoted to the staff of the 3rd London General Hospital and another two pages with details of the history of the building from its origins as the Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum and a splendid engraving of a balloon view of the hospital and its surrounds drawn by Lt. Colonel Bruce Porter and Corporal A H Fullwood in 1915. Includes a dedication in ink to a soldier in the RASC which suggests that this was a souvenir given to staff or patients on leaving the hospital. Slight wear to front hinge but binding sound, title fading from front board, otherwise Good condition.
Binding Stiff cloth covered boards
Publisher Photocrom Company
Illustrator Photocrom Co.