156: Thomas Pennant Some Account Of London 1793
Title: Some Account of London
Author: [Pennant, Thomas]
Description: viii, 502,  pp. Frontispiece, engraved title page and 14 engraved plates, several folding. (4to) 24.5x19 cm. (9¾x7½"), modern full brown calf, gilt ruled borders, spine gilt, tan and bronw morocco lettering pieces, top edge gilt. Third Edition.Horace Walpole, in letters to William Cole, sneers at Pennant as a smatterer in history and antiquities who ‘picks up his knowledge as he rides.’ Walpole found him ‘full of corporal spirits, too lively and impetuous,’ though ‘a very honest, good-natured man.’ (DNB). Plates include a large, folding, panoramic view of London and Westminster.
Heading: Place Published: London
Publisher: Robt. Faulder
Date Published: 1793
Some light foxing; folding view of the London fire with faint dampstain in lower margin; very good.