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Ancient topography of London; containing not only views of buildings which in many instances no longer exist, and for the most part were never before published; but some account of places and customs either unknown, or overlooked by the London historians

John Thomas Smith

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed by J. M'Creery, published and sold by the proprietor, John Thomas Smith, etc., 1815

Physical Description

3 unnumbered leaves, 82 pages, 54 plates : 2 added colour title pages, illustrations, plans ; 35 cm.

General Note

With two added colour, engraved title pages, both dated 24th October 1810: [1] "Topography of London, drawn and etched by J. T. Smith, intended as an additional accompaniment to the celebrated work of Pennant." [2] "Antient topography of London embracing specimens of sacred, public, and domestic architecture, from the earliest period to the time of the Great Fire 1666; drawn and etched by John Thomas Smith, intended as an accompaniment to the celebrated works of Stow, Pennant and others."
"Sold likewise by Messrs. John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill; Boydell and Co., Cheapside; Mr. Bagster, Strand; Colnaghi and Co., Cockspur-Street; Messrs. Pane and Foss, Pall-Mall; Mr. Clarke, Bond-Street; Mr. Booth, Duke-Street, Portland Place; Mr. Ryan, Oxford-Street; Mr. Setchel, King-Street, Covent-Garden; and Mr. Upham, Bath.” [Foot of title page].

Binding Note

Half-bound in leather; marbled covers. Spine lettered in gilt: "Smith's London"


John Thomas Smith, draughtsman, etcher, publisher\bookseller
John McCreery, printer