Title: Seeing London
Author: Dale Maxey
Illustrator: Dale Maxey
Year: 1966 (First Edition)
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Collins
Remarks: Price-clipped
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good (repaired)

 

Description: A rare travel guide written specially for children by an American who fell in love with London. Even though you are unlikely to meet that friendly conductor standing on the platform of the open-back double decker – Maxey considers Routemasters to be like giant red elephants! – the places you can visit remain the same – although the Post Office Tower is now known as the BT Tower.

Illustrated throughout with beautiful two-tone monochrome black and red charcoal drawings which really capture the essence of the London of yesteryear.
Also contains double-spread maps of Westminster, Kensington, Regent's Park, Bloomsbury, and The City. Endpapers and pastedowns are illustrated with beautifully drawn colour maps of London.

Red cloth boards with gilt text on spine. One corner and tail of spine bumped. Jacket price-clipped and spine skilfully repaired on the inside. Light wear on front and rear, else very good. Internally, the book is as new. Crisp, tightly bound pages are unmarked and haven't a speck of foxing. The index contains a column where the reader can enter the date they visited a particular landmark – this has been left untouched.

Measures: 25.5 cm × 17.5 cm (10.2″ × 7″). 4to. 93 pp. + 2 pp. index

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