London: The Biography

By: Peter Ackroyd (b. 1949)

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FIRST EDITION, first printing with full number line. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches. xxvi, 806 pp. Numerous black-and-white figures and plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter cloth, paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket, maps in end-papers; binding square and tight, corners bumped, jacket with shelf wear and small tape repairs to small tears. Very Good. Peter Ackroyd is an English biography, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. He is noted for the volume of work he has produced, the range of styles therein, his skill at assuming different voices, and the depth of his research. This book tends towards antiquarianism; its focus on details and the microcosmic has been said to avoid a grasp of the broad sweeps of history.

Title: London: The Biography

Author Name: Peter Ackroyd (b. 1949)

Categories: History:World,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, etc., Nan A. Talese, Doubleday: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MB718-018

Keywords: Peter Ackroyd, London The Biography, History