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    DescriptionA reissue of a truly classic title on the Batsford backlist. First published in 1935, it is a wonderful snapshot of our capital before the Second World War, and a charming insight into our attitudes to urban life back in the Thirties. Our posh guide Cohen-Portheim offers us his interpretation of life in London through her people, her buildings and her history. The chapters include: Towns within Town Streets and their Life Green London London and the Arts London Amusements and Night Life Hotels and Restaurants Traditional London London and the British London and the Foreigner (surprisingly liberal!) It includes the iconic Brian Cook cover illustration of Ludgate Circus and St Pauls, and should be sought after for that alone. Add in the charm of the authentic voice of a 1930s Londoner, it should be enjoyed by all Londoners.

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    The Spirit of London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Cohen-Portheim, Foreword by Simon Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849940283
    ISBN 10: 1849940282

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    DC22: 941
    LC classification: DA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Approval Code: A15202024
    BISAC V2.8: ARC024000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL, 3JJG
    DC22: 914.210483, 726.60941
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    Thema V1.0: WTLC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    40 illustrations/photographs
    Imprint name
    Batsford Ltd
    Publication date
    06 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Cohen-Portheim (1880-1932) was an Austrian artist and travel writer. He was a proficient linguist and spoke a half a dozen European languages fluently. When World War I broke out, he was painting in Devonshire, and found himself interned for the length of the war. This gave him time to read, observe and meditate, especially on his enforced new home. After the war he wrote England, the Unknown Isle and later The Spirit of London, showing his affection for England and London especially. The Spirit of London was the last thing to be published after his sudden death in 1932.