MOGG’S NEW PICTURE OF LONDON: by MOGG, Edward S.

MOGG’S NEW PICTURE OF LONDON: by MOGG, Edward S.
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Around London ‘in eight days’

MOGG’S NEW PICTURE OF LONDON: or Strangers’ guide to the British Metropolis: describing its origin, rise, progress, and present state ... with maps and an appendix forming a visitors’ guide to the sights of London, and every object of interest in the environs. The ninth edition. London: Published and Sold by E. Mogg, 14, Great Russell Street, Covent Garden.

1846. 12mo, pp. [ii], vi, 14, 62, 61*-134, 134*, 135-161, [i] blank, [6] publisher’s advertisements; with engraved title-page vignette, large folding engraved hand-coloured frontispiece map, folding engraved plate of tower of London, folding engraved plate of the Thames Tunnel and engraved plan of London (so four in all); frontispiece map with numerous tears along the folds, and with evidence of previous tape repairs, though complete and without significant loss, small tears (with discreet tape repairs on verso) at gutters of two further plates though not touching images, a little foxed and browned; Later edition (first 1838, this the 9th) of this appealing and popular Victorian tourist guide to the delights of London, retaining the large hand-coloured folding map often missing, together with the attractive ‘Plan of the Tower of London’, ‘Plan and Section of the Thames Tunnel’, and the more compact ‘Plan Illustrative of that laid down for viewing London in eight days’.
Edward Mogg was a noted London publisher who specialised in the publication of maps, travel guides, timetables, and cab fares to London and other localities in England and Wales.

Condition: in the original blindstamped brown publisher’s cloth, title and vignette of St Paul’s in gilt on upper cover, head and tail of spine bumped and slightly nicked, spine sunned, rear cover slightly stained, extremities bumped and lightly rubbed; still an appealing copy.

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