A Journal Of An Excursion Round The South-eastern Coast Of England..

SMITH, BAKER PETER..

£135.00

Publisher

Printed by Gilbert and Rivington, St John's Square,,

Place

London

Date

1834

Item Description

Small 8vo.,7 x 4 inches, xii + 152 pp.

Notes

Very scarce. We have no record of another copy of this work. The list of subscribers accounts for 440 copies, so perhaps 500 were printed. Narrative describes a journey by steamer from London to Thanet whence the author walks to Brighton. The journal has much of interest to us today, including a detailed description of the construction method employed on the sea wall which protects the Romney Marshes. The style is charming: for example he evidently mis-hears the name of St Margaret's (above Dover) and refers to it as 'Smargetts'.

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