I had feeling I had seen this book before. Perhaps from the deep recesses of my library days as a kid. Anyway, I love the artwork, especially the cityscapes. The author is Miroslav Sasek and he wrote a series of This Is books on Paris, London, Rome and a bunch of others. You can read the Wikipedia article here.
The particular edition I was looking at was the 1960 library edition and it was in good shape for a book 50+ years old. These books have also been re-released about 10 years ago. This is one of those books that can have a lot of us wondering about keeping or weeding. It definitely shows its age, but the artwork is great. Keep or Weed? Discuss.