Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.

Britton, J. (Editor).

The Original Picture of London – Enlarged and Improved. [With two maps / One large Fold-Out-Frontispiece / Engraved Titlepage / 27 Plates with numerous Steel engravings (see complete list below)] Being a correct guide for the stranger, as well as for the inhabitant, to the Metropolis of the British Empire together with a description of the enviorons. The twenty fourth edition, revised and corrected to the present time.

Twenty-Fourth Edition. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. No Date (c.1826), 10 cm x 14.5 cm. Frontispiece (Being a Fold-out-engraving of Waterloo Bridge, Somerset House, St. Pauls, Blackfriar Bridge, Monument, Southwark), XXXIV, 495 pages with several engravings and fold-out maps throughout. 8 pages of publisher’s catalogue to the rear. Original Hardcover / Contemporary green leather with gilt lettering to front board. Good+ condition with signs of external wear. Some minor signs of foxing. Five illustrations and one map cleanly detached (loosely inserted). Early 19th century tourist guide of London. Rare !

A stout little book packed full of information, maps, descriptions etc. of London’s main attractions, streets, Dealers in Second-Hand Books (page 339), amusements and useful contacts such as banks, hackney cabs, churches, inns, taverns etc. Essentially an early travel guide and forerunner to the likes of Baedeker Travel Guides.

Includes the following illustrations (2 maps / Large Fold-Out-Frontispiece / Engraved Titlepage / 27 Plates with numerous Steel engravings):
1.Frontispiece Fold-Out-Plan of Waterloo Bridge, Somerset House, St. Pauls, Blackfriar Bridge, Monument, Southwark /
2. Engraved Titlepage showing the West Entrance to London /
Map No. I: Fold-Out-Map of the Environs of London /
Map No.II (cleanly detached): Fold-Out-Map: “Reference Map to the Squares, Public Buildings & Objects of Interest in London /

Plate I: Henry 7th Chapel / West Towers of Westinster Abbey / Drury Lane Theatre / Somerset House /
Plate II: St.George’s Church (Bloomsbury) / St.George’s Church (Hanover Square) / St.Magnus Church at London Bridge / St.Leonard’s Church (Shoreditch) /
Plate III: Bow Church / Mary-le-Bone Church / The New Church (Strand) / St.Martin’s Church /
Plate IV (cleanly detached): Spa Fields Chapel / The Tabernacle Moorfields / Jewin Street Chapel / Wesleyan Chapel (City Road) /
Plate V: Albion Chapel (Moorfields) / Surrey Chapel / Tottenham Court (Round Chapel) / Roman Catholic Chapel (Moorfields) /
Plate VI: Mansion House / Royal Exchange / Guild Hall / Monument /
Plate VII (cleanly detached): South Sea House / Excise House / The Mint / Trinity House /
Plate VIII: London Institution / Ironmonger’s Hall / Fishmonger’s Hall / Goldsmith’s Hall /
Plate IX: Carlton Palace / Pall Mall West / House of Lords / House of Commons /
Plate X: White Hall (Parliament St.) / Horse Guards / Admiralty / Treasury /
Plate XI: The Tower / Interior of the Bank / Auction Mart / The Bank /
Plate XII: Hertford College / Harrow School / Sessions House Old Bailey / Chapel to the Quarter House /
Plate XIII (cleanly detached): Southwark Bridge / Blackfriars Bridge / London Bridge / Sessions House (Clerkenwell) /
Plate XIV: Vauxhall Bridge / Westminster Bridge / Richmond Bridge / Christ’s Hospital /
Plate XV: Newgate / House of Correction (Cold Bath Fields) / White Cross Str. (Compter) / London Hospital /
Plate XVI: Islington / Guy’s Hospital / St.Luke’s Hospital / Bartholomews Hospital /
Plate XVII: Magdalen Hospital / Foundling Hospital / New Bethlehem Hospital (St.George’s Fields) / Deaf & Dumb Asylum /
Plate XVIII: St.Pauls School / Surgeons College / Commercial Sale Rooms / Merchant Taylors School /
Plate XIX: British Museum / St.James’s Palace / Lansdowne House / Earl Spencers House /
Plate XX: Lambeth Palace / Buckingham House Carlton House / Northumberland House /
Plate XXI: Covent Garden Theatre / Somerset House from the Thames / Adelphi / St.Pauls Cathedral N.E. /
Plate XXII: St.Pauls Covent Garden / Opera House / Regent Street / Quadrant /
Plate XXIII (cleanly detached): Waterloo Place / Haymarket Theatre / Burlington Arcade / Pancrass New Church /
Plate XXIV (cleanly detached): Bullocks Museum / Temple Bar / Foreign Office / Highgate Archway /
Plate XXV: Windsor Castle / Holland House / Eton College / The Cobourg Theatre /
Plate XXVI: Picture Gallery Dulwich College / Westminster School / Statue in Hyde Park / Pall Mall East /
Plate XXVII: West India Docks / The Tower / Custom House / East India House /




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Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.
Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.
Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.
Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.
Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.
Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.
Britton, The Original Picture of London - Enlarged and Improved.