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SIR RICHARD WHITTINGTON Lord Mayor of London

By: BESANT, Walter , RICE , James ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1894

Seller ID: 11243

Condition: Good


Brown Buckram with gilt titles to spine and gilt crest to front board. Dark Blue end papers, 222pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue for Feb 1894 to rear. Frontis plate with tissue guard New edition of a work substantially written by James Rice but incomplete at the time of his death and brought to press by Walter Besant, himself a respected writter and student of London's history. The story of Dick Whittington was largely rescued from legend, fleshed out and authenticated by the researches of Samuel Lysons who also proved the antiquity of the "Cat" story. The present work has much on the C... View more info