Cryes of London Town by Orlando Gibbons

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Cryes of London Town

Being a Recreation of the Fantalia 

by Orlando Gibbons with Pictures by Erwin Schachner

G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1968, [First Edition], colour illustrations throughout, hardcover with pictorial boards, dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, book has minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has some closed tears, and small chips and tears at edges with a little creasing and rubbing (see photographs)

'It was an earlier Queen Elizabeth on the throne of England at the beginning of the sixteenth century.  London was a gay and thriving city.  The streets rang to the cries of the "pedlars," selling everything from cakes and dolls to swords and mousetraps.
Orlando Gibbons tells of the songs they sang as they went from house to house.  And today when you hear the bell on an ice-cream truck or hear a balloon man chanting about his wares, this is how it began - with "cryes in Londontown."'