Book Description

THE SURVEY OF LONDON. Contayning the Orignall, Increase, Moderne Estate, and Government of that City, methodically set downe. With a memoriall of those famouser acts of charity, which for publike and pious uses have beene bestowed by many worshipfull citizens and benefactors. Begunne first by the paines and industry of Iohn Stovv, in the yeere 1598. Afterwards inlarged by the care and diligence of A[nthony] M[unday] in the yeere 1618. And now completely finished by the study and labour of A. M., H[enry] D[yson] and others. This present yeere 1633. Whereunto, besides many additions (as appeares by the contents) are annexed divers alphabeticall tables; especially two: The first, an index of things. The second, a concordance of names. Folio, in 6's. (13.5 x 8.9 inches).Woodcut coats-of-arms frontispiece, 8 unnumbered leaves, 939 pages, 14 unnumbered leaves (the 2 tables). Finely illustrated with coats of arms and decorative head and tail pieces. Frontis and Title pages laid down. Several pages with neat repairs to margins and a few to the text. Some staining, mostly to the page edges. Overall a good copy in nineteenth century binding of full dark brown calf. Spine with five raised bands. Burgundy label with gilt lettering. The compartments ruled and decorated in blind. Boards with blind ruled borders and floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers. All edges dyed red. Some rubbing and wear to the binding but overall a complete and presentable copy.
Author STOW. JOHN.
Date 1633
Publisher Printed by Elizabeth Pursloww, and are to be sold by Nichlas Bourne, at his shop at the South Entrance of the Royall Exchange.

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