A Descriptive Guide Of Tunbridge Wells And Its Environs; In Which Is Delineated Every Particular Interesting To The Visitor And Resident. Embellished With A Map Of The Roads Round The Place..


In original buff printed stiff card boards, with variant title and edition statement on front and summary of contents on rear boards. Deckled edges. Recent paper spine, extremities worn and occasional foxing; otherwise a good copy.



Printed and Published by J. Clifford. May also be had of J. Nash and J. Elliott, at their Libraries; T. Dakens, Bookseller, Tunbridge; T. D. Ruddock, Bookseller, Brighton-Place, Brighton; and R. Hill, Bookseller, 71, High Street, Borough, London.,


Tunbridge Wells




[cover title:] clifford's descriptive guide of tunbridge wells containing an account of the ancient and present state of that place, with rules for drinking the waters; and every particular interesting to the visitant and resident...second edition. - 1821.

Item Description

12mo. 4.75 x 7.75 inches. v + [4] + viii-x + 115 + 8 pp. + 1 pp. publisher's advertisement.


Illustrated by hand coloured folding map frontispiece, engraved Circulating Library advertisement (at end) and 7 Bewick-style vignettes in text, including title page. Decorated by endpiece vignette.


Similar to Goulden 35-36 but the preface (Address) is dated 1820, the Advertisement, May 1821 and there is a list of lodging houses at the end. As Goulden observes, this Second Edition, originally published in 1818, appeared in 'a rash of reissues marked variously by cancel title pages, differently dated prefaces or cancel covers.' The second edition was a notably reduced version of the previous 1817 edition that John Clifford (1787-1843) had taken over from his uncle, Jasper Sprange.

[Stock No. 23898]

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