A Survey of London

Title

A Survey of London

Alternative Title

Full title: A survey of the cities of London and Westminster, and the borough of Southwark : containing the original, antiquity, increase, present state and government of those cities / written at first in the year 1698 [i.e. 1598] by John Stow, Citizen and Native of London. Corrected, improved and very much enlarged, in the year 1720 by John Strype, M.A. a native also of the said city.

Creator

Stow, John, 1525?-1605.

Publisher

London, printed for W. Innys and J. Richardson, J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, R. Ware, T. and T. Longman [and 7 others in London]

Date

1754-1755

Format

2 volumes in 3. 132 plates (part folded) including maps, plans. 43 cm.

Description

From title page of volume 1: The survey and history brought down to the present time by careful hands. Illustrated with exact maps of the city and suburbs, and all of the wards; and like-wise, of the out-parishes of London and Westminster, and the country ten miles round London. Together with many fair draughts of the most eminent buildings. The life of the author, written by Mr. Strype is prefixed; and, at the end is added, an appendix of certain tracts, discourses, and remarks on the state of the city of London. Together with a perambulation, or circuit-walk four or five miles round about London, to the parish churches: describing the monuments of the dead there interred: with other antiquities observable in those places.
Titlepages in red and black.
First published as 'A survey of London'.
Vol. 2, dated 1755, has at end of imprint an extra name: H. S. Cox.

Provenance

Library bookplate and markings for Royal United Service Institution. Includes stamp: "Disposed of by the R.U.S.I."

Contributor

Strype, John, 1643-1737

Language

English

Identifier

DA680 .S87 1754
ESTC T150145

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Citation

Stow, John, 1525?-1605., “A Survey of London,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed November 24, 2017, http://schulichwoolf.omeka.net/items/show/668.