Adcock, St. John (Compiler)

Editorial: Fleetwood House, 1927
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Copyright AROUND 1927. Three large quartos, bound in handsome brick-red buckram over boards, each with gilt lettering/numbering to spines. 1152 pp. in all. HEAVY Weight 16 lbs. (7.25 kgs) at least, with adequate packaging. Extra carriage may well apply. Included are chronologies, maps, street-name list, and general index (Vol. III) At LEAST 1200 photogravures - one or two one very verso page. A fabulous mid-century compendium of London history, London culture, and London lore -- from little travelogues about neighberhoods by writeers such as G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Machen, Alfred Noyes, Alec Waugh, to glimpses of the underworld, the mails, the zoo, bohemia, the lesser places, the fire brigade, cat and dog live, a meditation among the tombs, the tower of london, women workers, London cries, cockney humor, Dickens's London, Shakespeare's London, military London, the bank and the banks, clubs, museums, waterways, bridges, outcasts, etc. This three-book set is LOADED with photogravures, verbal descriptions of all shapes and sizes -- London from every conceivable perspective. What an homage to one of the great cities of the world, throughout 2000 years of recorded history. N° de ref. de la librería

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From Publishers Weekly: Moore's lofty reputation stands on The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Catholics, The Doctor's Wife and other widely different novels. All, however, center on characters one cares about and remembers. In this story, the protagonist is Catholic Cardinal Stefan Bem of an unnamed communist satellite. After he is the target of an assassination, Bem is taken by security officers to a remote house for his "protection." But the cardinal knows he is a prisoner, magnifying his suspicion that factions in the clergy and laity plan a demonstration against Soviet oppression at a religious ceremony only days away. Escaping the "raincoats," who use desperate means to try to stop him, Bem hastens to the church, where he dons the princely robes. Thousands are gathered when the cardinal appears to prevent a riot and the murders of both the tyrants and the tyrannized. The novel surges with tensions that never relax, from the hair-trigger opening to the jarring close.
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Editorial: Fleetwood House
Año de publicación: 1927
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: Near Fine

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