Gloriously illustrated with more than 500 photographs of London (up to 19 × 11˝ inches) from the Archives of English Heritage, this large album reveals Elizabethan, Georgian, and Victorian London before the major redevelopments of the city throughout the 20th century. It includes spectacular images of buildings dating back to the Tudor era captured shortly before their destruction—most of them previously unpublished.
"This endlessly absorbing book is at once a record of destruction, a haunting collection of relics, and a door into the past."—Sunday Times (London)
"Stuffed with beautiful images ... this satisfyingly heavy book depicts a grimy, muddy city with spots of aristocratic grandeur, a city on the verge of transformation."—Financial Times