The Environs of London:
being an historical account of the towns, villages, hamlets, within twelves miles of that capital; interspersed with biographical anecdotes.London: for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1795-1811 Stock Code: 66054
Large paper edition. The first edition was published in 1792-1800. The principal work of the topographer Daniel Lysons (1762-1834), produced with the keen support of Horace Walpole, to whom the work is dedicated. Many areas which were "environs" to Lysons are now firmly inside London, including Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lambeth, Chelsea, Finchley, Fulham, Hackney, Islington, Kensington, and Tottenham. As Walpole himself predicted in 1791, "There will soon be one street from London to Brentford; ay, and from London to every village ten miles around!"
5 volumes, quarto (332 x 258 mm). Crudely rebacked and re-cornered in half brown morocco, crimson and black morocco labels, marbled boards and endpapers.
With 5 vignette titles, 1 letterpress title, 3 maps (Surrey, Middlesex, Kent), dedication plate and 85 plates.
Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, browning to fore-edge, boards and edges a little worn, a very good copy.
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