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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108081559

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About the Authors
  • Born in Philadelphia, James Peller Malcolm (1767–1815) travelled to London in 1787, remaining there until his death. Initially hoping for a career as a landscape painter, he became well known for his engravings, which appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine from 1792, and for his books on history that made extensive use of original local records. First published in 1808, Anecdotes gives a typically personal and often light-hearted account of the history and customs of Malcolm's adopted city. Illustrated with his engravings, the work ranges from considering the diet and dress of the ancient Britons to suggesting that the Great Fire of London was state-sanctioned to rid the city of plague. This is the 1811 second edition of a valuable and often entertaining insight into English social history. Volume 2 covers religion and superstitions, and commenting on fashions the author believes that by 1463 'the gentlemen had surpassed the softer sex in the oddities of their habits'.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108081559
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 12 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    2. Religion
    3. Superstition
    4. Dress.

  • Author

    James Peller Malcolm

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