Being a Second Series of Literary and Historical Memorials of London.
Author: J Heneage Jesse
Publisher: London, Richard Bentley 1847 and 1850
First editions. With plates and folding plans.
8vo., 4 volumes in contemporary half dark green morocco with double gilt rules, panelled and lettered in gilt on spines with gilt centre tools, top edges gilt. A handsome set.
John Heneage Jesse (1809-1874), English historian, son of Edward Jesse, was educated at Eton, and afterward became a clerk in the secretary's department of the Admiralty. His numerous historical works are written with vivacity and interest, and, in their own style, are an important contribution to the history of England. Jesse wrote Literary and Historical Memorials of London (1847), London and its Celebrities (1850), and a new edition of this work as London: its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places (1871). His Memoirs of Celebrated Etonians appeared in 1875.