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STOW, John.

The Survey of London.

contayning the originall, increase, moderne estate, and government of that city, methodically set downe. With a memoriall of those famouser acts of charity, which for publicke and pious vses have beene bestowed by many worshipfull citizens and benefactors

Stock Code
103661
London, printed by Elizabeth Purslovv, and are to be sold by Nicholas Bourne, at his shop at the south entrance of the Royall Exchange, 1633
£2,500

The first folio edition. Originally published in 1598, Stow's Survey is the definitive early work on the city and one that gives a first-hand insight into Shakespeare's London.

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Description

Folio (33.5 x 23.5 cm), [16], 534, 527-652, 655-770, 773-939, [29] pp., Arms of London as frontispiece, woodcut arms in text, old signature to title crossed through, very small worm track to outer margin (not touching text) at beginning, contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked preserving spine, edges sprinkled red, an attractive country house copy.

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