Colbran’s New Guide For Tunbridge Wells,.
Original green cloth, gilt. A little rubbed at extremities. Front hinges loose and front endpaper detached. Small tear to map. Some staining and occasional light foxing to plates otherwise a very good, clean copy.
EARLY VERSION OF COLBRAN'S NEW GUIDE TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Printed and Published by John Colbran, Tunbridge Wells, Kent., and A.H. Bailey and Co., Cornhill, London.,
Being a full and accurate description of the wells and its neighbourhood, within a circuit of nearly twenty miles;
illustrated with plates, wood engravings, etc. of most of the principal places. edited by james phippen.
Small 8vo. Engraved folding map and frontispiece + xiv + 404 pp. + xi, list of subscribers + [i] + 32 pp. advertisements , B-2N4. Illustrated with folding coloured map and 14 plates (11 engravings, two folding and one lithograph and two woodcuts) including frontispiece and several woodcuts to the text. p.117 is misnumbered 116.
This is one of the early versions of Colbran's New Guide (see Goulden, p. 94). The map and title are both dated 1839 and the Advertisements are both dated January 1840. This seems to conform most closely to Goulden 63 but has fourteen inserted plates, including frontispiece, rather than sixteen.
Colbran's guides are a mine of information and difficult to find in good condition.
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