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JESSE, J. Heneage.
London, Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places.

This work merges Heneage Jesse's works 'Literary and Historical Memorials of London' and 'London and its Celebrities.' It comprises an accurate and fascinating account of London in the mid-late nineteenth century.

London: Richard Bentley, 1871.
London: Richard Bentley, 1871.

Special extra-illustrated set in 6 volumes bound by Bayntyn of Bath in full red crushed morocco kelliegram style" binding depicting 'The Cries of London' with morocco inlays of various colours within elaborate gilt borders, spine with raised bands with compartments decoratively ruled in gilt, morocco inner dentelles, triple ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Profusely illustrated throughout with 474 extra plates, of which 60 are hand-coloured with protective tissue guards. This work is an amalgamation of two separate publications; one entitled "Literary and Historical Memorials of London" published in 1847 and the other entitled "London and its Celebrities" published in 1850, the latter being a sequel to the former. Since the first publishing of these works, buildings and streets have changed. It was in the author's mind to update this work and present now a more modern London with the changes made to satisfy the reader. An exquisite and worthwhile set, beautifully bound. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontispiece. Old Palace Yard, in the Reign of Charles I. 2. Piccadilly, from Coventry Street. 3. Burlington House, Piccadilly. 4. Charles 1st. 5. Newgate, Old Bailey. 6. Pantheon, Oxford Street. 7. Admiral Richard Howe, Earl Howe. 8. Sir Richard Steele. 9. The New College of Physicians, Pall Mall East. 10. Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond. 11. Middle Row, Holborn. Volume 2. 12. Frontispiece. Westminster Hall. 13. The Author of "Our Village" &c. M.M. Mitford. 14. Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset. 15. The Guildhall. 16. Westminster Abbey, West Front. 17. Thomas Cecil, First Earl of Exeter. 18. Covent Garden. 19. Grays Inn Hall, Chapel, and Library. Volume 3. 20. Frontispiece. The Palace of Whitehall. 21. Horse Guards, Parliament Street. 22. The Tower of London, from Tower Hill. 23. James I. 24. George Gordon, Marquis of Huntley. 25. Sir Nicholas Carew. 26. Sir Francis Walsingham. 27. Sir William Maitland of Lethington. 28. Skinner's Hall, Dowgate Hill. 29. Farringdon Street and the Fleet Prison. Volume 4. 30. Frontispiece. Aldgate. 31. New London Bridge. 32. Cowper. 33. Sir Cloudesley Shovel, Rear Admiral of England. 34. St. Catherine Cree, Leadenhall Street. 35. Merchant Taylor's Hall, Threadneedle Street. 36. Richard Porson, M.A. 37. Pensioner's Hall, Charter House. 38. Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Devonshire. 39. St. Botolph, Bishopsgate. Volume 5. 40. Frontispiece. The Tower of London, in the Reign of Henry the Fifth. 41. Charlecote House (sepia). 42. Barber Surgeon's Hall. 43. St. Bartholomew's Hospital. 44. Rev. John Wesley, A.M. 45. Sir Joshua Reynolds. President of the Royal Academy. 46. John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. 47. Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury. 48. Cheapside, Poultry & Bucklebury. 49. John Milton. 50. Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby. 51. Nell Gwyn (sepia). Volume 6. 52. Frontispiece. St. Paul's Cathedral. 53. William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke. 54. Horatio, Viscount Nelson. 55. Fleet Street. 56. Clifford's Inn, Fleet Street. 57. Northumberland House, Charing Cross. 58. Anne Killegrew. 59. Winchester House, Winchester Street. 60. St. Olave, Tooley Street.