English’s Handbook Of Folkestone, Sandgate, For Visitors. With Notices Of The Principal Objects In The Vicinity, And Some Brief Remarks On The Geology, Botany And Natural History Of The District. By S. J. Mackie, F.g.s., F.s.a. Twelfth Edition, Revised And Enlarged..
Bound in early half calf, gilt, over marbled boards. Spine in compartments, decorated gilt, labelled Folkestone - S. J. Mackie - 1878-80. All edges marbled.
J. Riley, The Library, High Street. Folkestone: n.d. but, c.,
TWELFTH EDITION. 12mo. [viii] + 192 pp., including 15 pp. advertisements at end. With wood-engraved illustrations in the text. This copy is lacking the map and folding plate.
Illustrated by wood engravings in text. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes.
Good copy of this scarce guide. First issued in 1856 and reissued almost every other year until at least 1905 with the twentieth edition. Mr English must have printed hundreds of copies of all editions but we have records of fewer than twenty copies passing through our hands in thirty years. This Twelfth Edition may be dated no earlier than 1881 and no later than 1886, based on internal evidence. (Goulden, p. 61, no. 36).
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