THE BLACK PLAQUE GUIDE TO LONDON

Author: Barker (Felix) & Silvester-Carr (Denise)
Year: 1987
Publisher: Constable
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
ISBN: 0094665109
Price: 6.00
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Hardback. 1st edn. A guide which includes not just the wicked but the notorious too. Nell Gwynn's house on the south side of Pall Mall bears a Blue plaque, but the authors have given it a black one as well because famous courtesans and adulterers are amongst those who receive their award. They have tracked down 10 royal mistresses in Mayfair alone. As well as famous murderers, the wicked include agitators, assassins, bigamists, blackmailers, brothel-keepers, con-men, conspirators, embezzlers, forgers, hoaxers, highwaymen, imposters, kidnappers, pornographers, procuresses, regicides, spies, terrorists, traitors, transvestites and a great many naughty ladies. More than 180 of the wicked and dissolute who have trodden the paths of infamy. Illus., Category Index and Index. 344pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of Paul Daniel, ex-editor of the 'Ripperologist' magazine (December 1996 No. 8 - February 2000 No. 27), with a tipped-in post-it note written by Paul to bep and name/date rubber stamp. With tiny indentation mks. to lower corner of fr. cover o/w Vg+ in Vg+ protected dw. May require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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