[cover Title]. English’s Pictorial Guide To Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate And Neighbourhood. 25 Views And Map. Thirteenth Edition.

ENGLISH, J.

£125.00

Publisher

Printed and Published by J. English, Ltd., 'Express Works,'

Place

Folkestone

Date

[n.d.], but after 1904.

Synopsis

[title page:] english's illustrated handbook to folkestone, hythe, sandgate and neighbourhood. with map of folkestone.

Item Description

12mo. 5.75 x 5 inches. 52 pp. In pictorial paper wrapper, spine with later reinforcement. Advertisements on inside wrappers and publisher's advertisements on rear wrapper. Some edge wear to extremities, with traces of removed sellotape; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by engraving and black and white photographs. Decorated by title page vignette engraving and by head and tailpiece vignettes. COPY LACKS MAP. Scarce example of one of English's 3d. Guides to Folkestone. The title page appears to be from the larger Handbook of Folkestone, which first appeared in 1856 and in numerous subsequent editions, with title variations (Illustrated Handbook from c.1885). This edition of the Guide, which was probably also first published c1885. refers to the opening of the new harbour pier in 1904, but contains no reference to the First World War. The printing and publishing business of J. English, Ltd. in the High Street (a limited company by 1907) was continued by his son. (for details of the Handbooks see Goulden, Kent Town Guides, p.53-63, and for English (1827-97) see also Goulden, Biographical Dictionary...Book Trade in Kent, p.221).

[Stock No. 27156]

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