LONDON FOR DICKENS LOVERS; by William Kent
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1935. First Edition. Cloth. 16mo, beige cloth with red lettering on spine and front cover, illustrated with B&W frontispiece, xi, [xii] + 177 pages + 16 pp. of Ads. Very Good / None. Item #6272
SCARCE title, Solid, tight and clean. One illustration. Large handsome engraved bookplate on front pastedown. Light-to-moderate wear and soil to covers. Very light age-toning to pages.
William Kent was a Dickensian who also wrote on Dickens and Religion. Based on twenty years effort, this book delves into the London backgrounds of Dickens' life & work. More than a survey of Dickensian topography, Kent conducts a critical examination of Dickens' life in London; as historian, the London of the novels, his various houses including the Doughty Street Museum, & itineraries for three London rambles.