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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700

Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108081573

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About the Authors
  • Born in Philadelphia, James Peller Malcolm (1767–1815) travelled to London in 1787, remaining there until his death. Initially hoping for a career as a landscape painter, he became well known for his engravings, which appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine from 1792, and for his books on history that made extensive use of original local records. First published in 1808, Anecdotes gives a typically personal and often light-hearted account of the history and customs of Malcolm's adopted city. Illustrated with his engravings, the work ranges from considering the diet and dress of the ancient Britons to suggesting that the Great Fire of London was state-sanctioned to rid the city of plague. This is the 1811 second edition of a valuable and often entertaining insight into English social history. The volumes cover such topics as the origin of English character, religion and superstition, and amusements and popular pastimes.

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108081573
    • length: 1148 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 145 x 71 mm
    • weight: 1.46kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 12 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. Origin of British society, customs, and manners. Volume 2:
    2. Religion
    3. Superstition
    4. Dress. Volume 3:
    5. Amusements
    6. Illustrations of the changes in our language, literary customs, and improvement in style and versification
    7. Libraries

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    James Peller Malcolm

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