Originally published in 1880. A condensed but detailed history of London assembled from various authoritative works. The illustrated contents comprise a series of articles giving some idea of the former aspect of London at various times and its principal characteristics at the time of writing. Many of the earliest books on London, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.