Treasures from the Collections of the City of London
Hardback 160pp Illustrated 280x240mm
9781857596991   Product Code: 98442
The City Corporation, the local authority that governs London's Square Mile, is older than Parliament, and its unparalleled archive of books, manuscripts, paintings, prints and posters spans 1000 years. The wealth of items illustrated here range from illuminated manuscripts to pre-Raphaelite paintings, from a deed signed by Shakespeare to a love letter by Keats. The text provides an overview of the collection and a compelling account of London's development as a commercial, scientific, industrial and cultural powerhouse.