Illustrated by George Cruikshank
Introduced by Rosalind Vallance
This selection of celebrated essays by Charles Dickens conjures up a peerless, eyewitness account of the 19th-century capital, from the rarefied world of Whitehall to working-class conviviality and blighted slums.
With a total of 26 essays, including ‘Greenwich Fair’, ‘Early Coaches’, ‘Private Theatres’, ‘A Parliamentary Sketch’, ‘Gin-Shops’ and ‘Scotland Yard’, this collection, with original illustrations by George Cruikshank, remains one of the most popular titles ever published by The Folio Society. The essays in this edition were selected by Rosalind Vallance who also wrote the introduction.
Quarter-bound in cloth with printed paper sides
Set in Monotype Bell
Frontispiece and 19 black & white illustrations
9˝ x 5¾˝