Camera Regis, Or a Short View of London. Containing the Antiquity, Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers, Courts, Customs, Franchises, &c., of that Renowned City.
Place and Imprint: London: Printed for William Crooke, 1676.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC R2537; Wing B-5253.
Condition: Upper hinge starting, but sound; edges a little rubbed; very good copy in contemporary state.
Book ID: 27360
Physical DescriptionSmall 8vo, contemporay blind-ruled sheep, brown leather label, gilt lettering. With the first and final blanks and three pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.
CommentsAn interesting guide to the landmarks and civic structure of London by a lawyer and author on legal matters, John Brydall (circa 1635-1705). He writes about the origins and organization of cities; the etymology of the name London; the history of its landmarks; the layers of civic bureaucracy; and the essential laws and regulations governing the town.
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