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TEJADA, Antonio Gil de

Guía de Lóndres.  Nueva edicion.

£95

(London), Casa de Huéspedes del Autor, c. 1855.

Description

8vo.  vii, 264 pp.  With 16 attractive steel engravings of London scenes.  Original cloth.   Large folding map of London in facsimile.  

Written at a time of rapid and excited industrial and financial expansion in the capital, the author gives a synopsis of British history, current military and financial information, a survey of municipal and administrative activities, before passing to extensive descriptions of monuments, building, churches, theatres, schools, prisons, etc.   Antonio Gil de Tejada was proprietor of the Casa de Huéspedes Española in Cavendish Square and states that he had taught Spanish at the University of London.   This edition is preferable to the first which has no illustrations.

Palau 102135. 

 

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