Title: The Markets of London
Author: Alec Forshaw
Illustrator: Theo Bergström (photographer)
Year: 1983 (First Edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Ever since the Romans established a trading post on the north bank of the Thames, buying and selling have fuelled the city's rise to eminence, each market contributing its share of local colour and local traditions to its area. From Billingsgate, Borough and Smithfield (operating in Saxon times) to Ridley Road, Portobello Road and Camden Passage, there are literally dozens of markets which cater for the daily and more specialist requirements of Londoners and tourists, offering variety, excitement and value for money.
"Together with the street maps (which pinpoint nearest bus and tube stops) and the superb [black & white] photographs, [this book] is compulsory reading for all those who want to see and experience the real London."
Glazed pictorial covers are creased at the corners (refer to image), and lightly worn along their extremities. Slight discolouration to spine. A handful of pages are negligibly stained; otherwise all are in very good, unmarked condition, free from foxing, and even appear to have resisted tanning. Binding is very tight.
Measures 21.5 cm × 16.5 cm (8.5″ × 6.5″). 8vo. 172 pp. + 2 pp. detailing other books by the publisher.