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A Survey of London 2 Volume Set

A Survey of London 2 Volume Set

ISBN 9781108082457
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Cambridge
'Stow's Survey' is a historical work readily identified by this familiar name alone. John Stow (c.1524-1605) was a Londoner, a member of the Merchant Taylors' Company, but spent most of his life accumulating manuscripts and other historical records. His great work, A Survey of London, was published in 1603, and is reissued here in the two-volume version edited by C. L. Kingsford (1862-1926) and published in 1908. Kingsford, a government education official, was also a writer for the Dictionary of National Biography, to which he contributed over 300 entries. His Chronicles of London (also reissued in this series) was published in 1905. Kingsford's preface explains his editorial practice; he also provides an introduction including documents illustrative of Stow's life, a list of variants between the 1598 and 1603 texts, notes, a glossary and comprehensive indexes, offering an accessible and accurate version of this vital source for the city's history.

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