Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
Duck Lane runs NW/SW between Well Yard and Bart's Close near the West side on the 1746 map
Duck Lane was largely inhabited by booksellers. It is now renamed Little Britain.---Wheatley, 1899.
Some Country Squire to Lintot goes,Inquires for Swift in Verse and Prose. Says Lintot, "I have heard the Name;He dy'd a Year ago." The same.He searcheh all his Shop in vain;"Sir you may find them in Duck-lane;I sent them with a Load of Books,Last Monday to the Pastry-cook's."---Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift. Jonathan Swift, 1731
(i.e., even Swift's books got remaindered to the used-book sellers!)
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