The Old Court Suburb: or, Memorials of Kensington Regal, Critical, & Anecdotal by the late J.H. Leigh Hunt Esq., edited by Austin Dobson Esq., & newly embellished by Herbert Railton, Claude Shepperson, & Edmund J. Sullivan Esq. Herbert RAILTON, Claude SHEPPERSON, Edmund J. SULLIVAN, illustrators, J. H. Leigh HUNT, Austin DOBSON.

The Old Court Suburb: or, Memorials of Kensington Regal, Critical, & Anecdotal by the late J.H. Leigh Hunt Esq., edited by Austin Dobson Esq., & newly embellished by Herbert Railton, Claude Shepperson, & Edmund J. Sullivan Esq.

London: Freemantle & Co., 1902. [London Topography] ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Two volumes. Octavo (20 x 16cm), pp.[2] xviii; 211 [1]; pp.[2] x; 208. With 108 engraved illustrations, including numerous plates, and a frontispiece to each volume. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spines and uppers. Top edges gilt; others untrimmed. Illustrated endpapers. One plate to volume I heavily worn and chipped to lower edge. Armorial bookplate of A.W. Read to front pastedown of each volume. Blue ink ownership to bookplate in volume I. Moderate wear to bindings; spines sunned. Very good. Composed in Leigh Hunt's twilight years, and first published in Household Words between 1853 an 1854, this is a topographical tour of old Kensington, before its transformation into Museum Land. Item #59166

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