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Chatto & Windus, 1893.
by. Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901. London : Chatto & Windus.
Mr. Dering opened the book, therefore, having for the moment nothing else to do, looked at the balance, was satisfied with its appearance, and began working backwards, that is to say, upwards, to read the entries.
Mr. Presently, he came to one at which he stopped, holding his forefinger on the name. It was on the right-hand side, the side which to small men is so terrifying, because it always does its best to annihilate the cash balance, and seems bent upon transforming addition into multiplication, so amazing are the results. Sir Walter Besant.
Author: Besant, Walter, 1836-1901.
New ed. - by Walter Besant. Published 1893 by Chatto & Windus in London.
Walter Besant, 1836-1901. Biographical note Thereafter Besant continued to write voluminously at his own hand, his . His plans in this field were left unfinished: among his books on this subject is London in the 18th Century. Novelist and historian of London, born at Portsmouth and educated at King’s College, London, and Cambridge, was for a few years a professor at Mauritius, but a breakdown in health compelled him to resign, and he returned to England and took the duties of Secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund, which he held 1868–85.
The book appears Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death. This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century.