Bardsley, Charles W.
Title THE ROMANCE OF THE LONDON DIRECTORY
Publisher London Hand And Heart Publishing Offices
Seller ID 4776
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket. A date is not entered on the title or copyright page, however the last page of advertising refers to books due out before Christmas 1879. The cover is a bright red with gilt, black, and a touch of silver fill. The background pictorial is a London skyline. The end papers are a coated greenish-grey. The frontispiece is a view of London titled The Oldest View of London Extant. There are six pages of advertising in the rear. This book is about the origin of surnames found in London directories. Some of the ten chapter headings are: The Divisions of London Surnames, Immigration and Emigration, Robin Hood and the London Directory, Early Pet Names, The Bible and Nomenclature. The book covers are bright, clean and crisp with a tight binding and square corners. The gilt is quite bright. The end papers are clean and without marks or writing. There is a tiny tear on the front edge of the front end paper. The tissue guard for the frontispiece is foxed. The interior pages are clean. The front, bottom, and top edges show small spots of foxing (brown spots resulting from the environment or impurities in the paper) The book is covered in a see-through, removable acetate protector. This book has been well cared for. ; 8vo; 162 pages
History London Surnames Geneaology Britain Destinations