Physical description

A Victorian era coffee table history book with a colourful front cover showing illustrations and photographs of people in the Victorian period of the 1850's. The authour's name is printed in bold yellow print ath the top of the front cover with the title Victoria's heyday below. The spine has the author, title, publisher and ISBN number on it. Coloured plates, black and white illustrations and photographs are seen throughout, with a Select Bibliography, Illustrations: Acknowledgements and Photographic Credits and Index included at the back. p.296.

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Inscriptions & markings

'R.J Bond' is handwritten in black biro on the front left endpaper.


A rich and beautiful illustrated panorama of that most Victorian of decades - the eighteen-fifties. These were years of Queen Victoria, Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, Tennyson and others, industrial expansion, middle class consolidation and extreme poverty, of sexual represion and a London which shocked even Dostoyevsky. The violence of the Crimean war and more are included.