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KENT'S ORIGINAL LONDON DIRECTORY
[Kent's directory. 1826]
Kent's Original London directory: 1826. Being an alphabetical list of more than 20,000 merchants, manufacturers, traders &c. of London and the environs. To which is added Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, a correct list of the London & country bankers, foreign ministers and consuls. Public notaries; army and navy agents; the commissioners of customs and excise; directors of the East India Company, directors, &c. of the various dock, fire and life insurance, and other companies; rates of postage; list of public offices; pawnbrokers, &c. &c. Ninety-fourth annual edition.
London: printed and sold by Henry Kent Causton & Son; and may be had of Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper; Simpkin and Marshall; C. Chapple; R. Hill; T. Hughes; of J. Gore & Son, Liverpool; and of all booksellers, stationers, and newsmen in the United Kingdom, [1826].
[2], xxxii, [25], 6--440 p. ; 17.9 cm. (12º)

Running title: Kent's Directory, 1826. The publisher Henry Kent (fl. 1732--1771) began publishing directories in 1736, the date of the earliest surviving example recorded in ESTC, having the title The directory. From c. 1740 it was published as Kent's Directory, and from 1814 until 1827 as Kent's Original London directory. The price is given at the foot of the imprint as '3s. sewed, 3s. 6d. bound, & with the Assistant, 5s.'.

Copy Notes Bound (1) as issued with Kent's Original tradesman's assistant, 1826 (q.v.).

Binding Original C19th sheep, covers with blind-tooled border parallel to spine, blind double-ruled and dated spine.

Reference Number 4391


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