A New History Of Dover, And Of Dover Castle, During The Roman, Saxon, And Norman Governments, With A Short Account Of The Cinque Ports, Compiled From The Ancient Records, And Continued To The Present Time; By W. Batcheller, Embellished With Four Plates, And Illustrated By Four Plans..
Bound in original cloth ; spine professionally rebacked, in Morocco gilt. Endpaper with inscription 'Received from Edward Knocker Gent of Dover on a visit to that town on the 3rd of July 1833' A very good copy.
FIRST ISSUE OF DOVER HISTORY AND GUIDE
Printed and Published by William Batcheller, Kings Arms Library.,
To which is added a new dover guide, and a description of the villages near dover.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 4.25 x 6.75 inches.  + 365 +  + xv pp. index +  +  pp. publisher's notice.
Illustrated by steel engraved frontispiece, drawn by T. S. Cooper, engraved plates, 4 wood engraved plans and 2 steel engraved maps.
The first edition of the combined new history and guide which was a smart and very upmarket production. This copy is complete with the wood and steel engravings, including the fine frontispiece view of Dover, drawn by the young Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902) of Canterbury. Edward Knocker who presented the book in 1833 was Town Clerk for many years and later Mayor of Dover.
[Stock No. 23330]