Lambeth's Open Spaces
An Historical Account
First edition. Large paperback. 29.5 × 21cm, 96pp.
From the back cover: "There are 48 public open spaces in Lambeth which are owned and maintained by the Borough or the Greater London Council. Some are tiny gardens in quiet squares or disused churchyards; some are neatly laid out parks with facilities for games or sports; others form broad expanses of common. This book describes how they came to be created and the way in which London generally acquired open spaces for the public of all ages to enjoy. Lambeth has a rich and varied history; throughout the ages events have taken place within its boundaries that have reflected the nation's as well as London's development. The original sources consulted for the book, in Lambeth's own archives and elsewhere, thus provide many sidelights on national as well as local history. The book contains 62 illustrations based on photographs, drawings, manuscripts, and engravings, many of which have not been published before, as well as a list of source material and a map."
This copy is in good plus condition, with some fading along the spine.