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The Lost Rivers of London - N. J. Barton

Phoenix House, 1962, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn and somewhat soiled, several small tears and some loss at head of spine. Price Clipped. Small shop sticker to pastedown. Light offset to endpapers. Internally bright and clean.

A twelfth-century Londoner described his city as 'delightful indeed…interspersed with flowing streams. . . 'mid glistening pebbles gliding playfully'. It is still possible to find London delightful, but what of the streams? The purpose of this study is to show that these rivers, still silently flowing along beneath our feet (though for the most part degraded into sewers), have played a considerable part in the development and history of London. With 29 half-tone plates, seven maps in text, a folding map and many line drawings. 148pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.