LEGENDS OF OLD LONDON. London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., Paternoster Row, 1853. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xiv [xv-xvi]  2-332 [333-336: ads], original decorated red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. Collects a short novel, "The Foster-Son: A Legend of the Ward of Farringdon Extra" (pp. -167, and seven short stories: "Evil May-Day: A Legend of the Ward of Farringdon Infra," "The Mercer's Wife: A Legend of the Ward of Cripplegate Infra," "The Alderman: A Legend of the Ward of Cheap," "The Two Lieutenants: A Sketch of the Year 1628," "George Child's Second Love: A Legend of Southwark," "The Miniature: A Madman's Story" and "The Dead Man's Hand; or, the Ride to Saint Thomas-a-Watering," most set in early seventeenth century London. John Yonge Akerman (1806–1873) was an English antiquarian specializing in numismatics. He published some fiction, including three collections of short stories, LEGENDS OF OLD LONDON (1853), WILTSHIRE TALES (1853), and his best known work, TALES OF OTHER DAYS (1830), the latter under his initials "J. Y. A.," and a novel, THE ADOPTED SON, A LEGEND OF THE REBELLION OF JACK CADE (1842), under the pseudonym Paul Pindar. Cloth lightly worn at lower spine end and lower corner tips, a very good copy. (#157219).
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