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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108074001

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  • The publisher and writer Charles Knight (1791–1873) was apprenticed to his printer father, but later became a journalist and then proprietor of various periodicals and magazines, many of which were driven by his concern for the education of the poor. As an author, he published a variety of works, including The Old Printer and the Modern Press (also reissued in this series). He claimed that this six-volume work on the architecture and history of London, published between 1841 and 1844, was neither a history nor a survey of London, but looked 'at the Present through the Past, and at the Past through the Present'. It relies on the skills of eminent artists to bring both the present and the past of London to life, and is arranged thematically rather than chronologically or geographically. This is a fascinating account of what was then the greatest city in the world.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108074001
    • length: 2630 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 178 x 139 mm
    • weight: 4.88kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Analytical table of contents
    1. The silent highway
    2. Clean your honour's shoes
    3. Paul's Cross
    4. The Tabard
    5. London Bridge
    6. Midsummer-eve
    7. St Mary Overies
    8. Street noises
    9. Roman London
    10. The old spring-time in London
    11. The parks
    12. The parks (cont.)
    13. Underground
    14. Suburban milestones
    15. Lambeth Palace
    16. The Roman remains
    17. Piccadilly
    18. Crosby Place
    19. Old Whitehall
    20. New Whitehall
    21. Ben Jonson's London
    22. Ben Jonson's London (cont.)
    23. Ranelagh and Vauxhall
    24. Street sights
    25. The Monument. Volume 2: Analytical table of contents
    26. The buildings of St Paul's
    27. The College of Physicians
    28. The priory and church of St Bartholomew
    29. The priory and church of St Bartholomew
    30. The House of Commons
    31. The House of Commons (cont.)
    32. Milton's London
    33. The Charter House
    34. St John's Gate
    35. The Strand
    36. The Strand (cont.)
    37. London antiquaries
    38.-42. The Tower
    43. Old Royal Exchange and its founder
    44. The Royal Exchange and the South Sea House
    45. Smithfield
    46. Christ's Hospital
    47. Some features of London life in the last century
    48. St James's Palace
    49. Spitalfields
    50. The Custom House. Volume 3:
    51. Bermondsey
    52. Modern Bermondsey
    53. The Mint
    54. The Thames Tunnel
    55. The docks
    56. Westminster Bridge
    57. Strawberry Hill
    58. Blackfriars Bridge
    59. Clerkenwell
    60. Strawberry Hill (cont.)
    61. Vauxhall, Waterloo and Southwark bridges
    62. Barber-Surgeons' Hall
    63. The College of Surgeons
    64. The Royal Academy
    65. The Royal Academy (cont.)
    66. London astrologers
    67. St Giles's, past and present
    68. The Post Office
    69. Pall Mall
    70. The Temple church
    71. Scotsmen in London
    72. The Foundling Hospital
    73. The Corn Exchange
    74. Ely Place
    75. Goldsmiths' Hall. Volume 4:
    76. Beer
    77. Banks
    78. The Fleet Prison
    79. Fleet marriages
    80.-84. Westminster Abbey
    85. Old London rogueries
    86. London burials
    87. London fires
    88. Billingsgate
    89. London churches at the end of the fourteenth century
    90. Sketches of the history of crime and police in London
    91. Old St Paul's
    92. Old St Paul's (cont.)
    93. Somerset House
    94. The Old Bailey
    95. Public refreshment
    96. New St Paul's
    97. New St Paul's (cont.)
    98. Inns of Court
    99. Inns of Court (cont.)
    100. The Reading Room of the British Museum. Volume 5:
    101. Doctors' Commons
    102. The Temple Church
    103. Advertisements
    104. The East India House
    105. Historical recollections of Guildhall
    106. Civic government
    107. The Excise Office
    108. The companies of London
    109. Covent Garden
    110. The Admiralty and the Trinity House
    111. The churches of London
    112. The churches of London (cont.)
    113. The churches of London (cont.)
    114. The Horse Guards
    115. The old London booksellers
    116. Exeter Hall
    117. The gardens of the Zoological Society
    118. The theatres of London
    119. The Treasury
    120. The Horticultural and Royal Botanic Societies
    121. Prisons and penitentiaries
    122. London newspapers
    123. The Society of Arts, etc., in the Adelphi
    124. Medical and surgical hospitals and lunatic asylums
    125. London shops and bazaars. Volume 6:
    126. Education in London, ancient
    127. Education in London, modern
    128. The Old Jewry
    129. Old trading companies
    130. Public statues
    131. The College of Arms
    132. Houses of the old nobility
    133. Buckingham and Old Westminster palaces
    134. Westminster Hall and the new Houses of Parliament
    135. The Lord Mayor's Show
    136. The British Museum
    137. Music
    138. The squares of London
    139. The Stationers' Company
    140. Bills of mortality
    141. The National Gallery and the Soane Museum
    142. The metropolitan boroughs
    143. Exhibitions of art
    144. The Stock Exchange
    145. Railway termini
    146. Military London
    147. Charities of London
    148. Tattersall's
    149. Learned societies
    150. Courts of

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