(LONDON). TIMBS, John. ~ Curiosities of London exhibiting the most rare and remarkable objects of interest in the metropolis with nearly sixty years’ personal recollections… a new edition, corrected and enlarged. London: Virtue & Co., 1876.
Large 8vo, pp. vii, [i], 871, . Original cloth, gilt. Early gift inscription. Slightly rubbed and quite shaken, but sound.
First published in 1855 Timbs’s Curiosities is a wonderful catalogye of London facts and eccentricities: alchemists, coffee houses, Chelsea buns, fogs, law courts, railway termini, prisons - they’re all here.