STOW, JOHN. 1525-1605.
A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark. London: Printed for W. Innys and J. Richardson [et al], 1754-55.
2 volumes. Folio (400 x 242 mm). , xx, , 758, ; 838,  pp. Superfluous pp 1-2 following title in vol 1. 132 engraved plates and maps (72 folding), title pages printed in red and black. Period calf rebacked and refurbished, morocco labels, blind tooling. Several plates browned, repairs to versos of 5 or 6 others and to final two leaves, some short marginal tears, scattered foxing throughout, folding plate of "Mountague House" scuffed and repaired, map facing p 62 in vol 2 heavily trimmed at margins and tipped to stub.
Provenance: Robert Buchanan Stewart (bookplate); GOM (monogrammed bookplate).
SIXTH AND BEST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with "1698" for 1598 on title page. The sixth edition incorporates John Strype's numerous additions and expansions for the 1720 edition, and adds further to it.