A 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; To Which Is Added A Brief Description Of The Noblemen And Gentlemen’s Seats, Mouldering Abbeys, And Other Objects Of Curiosity, Within The Circumference Of Twelve Miles Of The Wells..


In original buff printed stiff card boards, with original paper labels, variant title and edition statement on front and summary of contents on rear boards. Deckled edges. Extremities a little worn and occasional foxing; otherwise a good copy. Early ink comments on front pastedown.





Printed and Published by J. Clifford. May also be had of J. Nash and J. Elliott, at their Libraries. Sold in London by Pewtress, Low and Pewtress, Stationers, Gracechurch Street.,


Tunbridge Wells




[cover title adds after resident:] embellished with a map of the roads round the place. third edition. 1823.

Item Description

12mo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. x + 180 pp. + [2] pp. publisher's advertisement.


Illustrated by hand coloured folding map frontispiece, engraved Circulating Library advertisement (at end) and 15 Bewick-style vignettes including title page, 4 in text and 10 whole page, included in pagination.


Corresponds to Goulden 40. A reissue of the Third Edition of 1822, the preface (Address) being dated September 1822. At the end are tables of distances and roads, useful information and a list of lodging houses. Like the Second Edition, the Third appeared in 'a rash of reissues...marked variously by cancel title pages, differently dated prefaces or cancel covers;' again it was a notably reduced version of the previous 1817 edition that John Clifford (1787-1843) had taken over from his uncle, Jasper Sprange (1745-1823), whose bookselling and printing business he formally took over in this year.

[Stock No. 23899]

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