London's Lost Riverscape. A Photographic Panorama.
Viking 1988 1st.. 124pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An excellent unmarked copy, almots like new; :Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book is a photographic record of the River Thames commissioned in 1937 by the Port of London Authority. Showing in a continuous line both north and south banks of the river from London Bridge to Greenwich, the photographs were all taken from the river itself, before the heavy bombing of the Second World War dramatically altered its appearance. These very large photographs show the port in its heyday, its warehouses, wharves and its ships, and the whole book is designed in such a way that the reader can make an evocative journey downstream following the north bank from the Upper Pool to Greenwich and back upstream following the south bank. For many of of the busy warehouses and wharves this is the only surviving pictorial record. The photographs are accompanied by detailed captions identifying the various buildings, wharves and ships. A unique and superbly illustrated book.
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Book number: 3124
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.26 | JP¥ 1453]
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