THE CRIES OF LONDON, as they are daily exhibited in the streets, with an epigram in verse, adapted to each. Embellished with forty-eight elegant engravings. To which is prefixed, A Poetical Description of the Metropolis.
London: J. Harris, 1804. 59 pages. Engraved frontispiece showing St. Paul’s Cathedral and the shop window of John Harris’s bookshop; plus 47 engraved plates of street cries. Contemporary half calf over cloth. 12mo in sixes. First edition. Cracked at front inner joints; little rubbed at head and heel of spine; plates offsetting to text; but a very good copy of this rare London Cries. Moon 173. The work was first issued by John Newbery in 1771 (no known copy), but the plates were entirely different. When Harris took over from Elizabeth Newbery, he republished this work with new and contemporary illustrations. He also issued this or a very similar work in parts in the same year.