My Lord Mayor
And the City of London
by William Kent
Illustrated by S. Van Abbe
Herbert Jenkins, 1947, [First Edition], illustrated colour plates, black and white illustrations, colour frontispiece, illustrated title page, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription and details to front end paper, age toned pages, dustjacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing, tears and small parts missing, a little grubby (see photographs)
“This is a scholarly, magnificently illustrated book expressly written for the benefit of all who desire to acquire a more intimate knowledge of London and London’s Lord Mayor.
Rich in ceremony and tradition, the Lord Mayor and the City Guilds have played a major part in obtaining the many rights, dignities and privileges which the citizens of London to-day enjoy. Through many centuries of London’s history and development, of constitutional strife and social unrest, the Lord Mayor has maintained and enhanced his prestige and authority.”