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London, Richard Phillips, 1805, . Hardcover, 4to 11" - 13" tall, Unpaginated. Modern three quarter red morocco over cloth with five raised bands and gilt titles to spine, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, thirty-one hand coloured etched plates by William Marshall Craig with explanatory text on facing page, some browning and offsetting.
Originally published as a supplement to Richard Phillips 'Modern London: being the Present State of the British Metropolis' these illustrations and their accompanying explanations provide a fascinating insight into the street life of early 19th C. London. Tooley (p.192) details six issues of these plates but notes no preference for one issue over another. The plates in this copy appear to be from the fourth issue with some of the images on paper watermarked "John Hall 1805".