Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - The Great Metropolis, by James Grant, 1837 - Preface

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THE
GREAT METROPOLIS

BY THE AUTHOR OF
"RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LORDS AND COMMONS"

IN TWO VOLUMES
VOL. I

SECOND SERIES

LONDON
SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET
1837


LONDON
PRINTED BY IBOTSON AND PALMER
SAVOY STREET.


PREFACE

As it was impossible, in the limited space of two volumes, to do anything like justice to so comprehensive a subject as "The Great Metropolis," the Author has followed out his plan by the publication of a Second Series of the work. The very great success of the first two volumes, coupled with the circumstance of their being necessarily incomplete of themselves, has induced the Author to lose no longer time in preparation of the present, than was rendered unavoidable from the nature of the undertaking.

London, May 3, 1837