History Of Sussex ; Or, Excursions In That County:

[CROMWELL, THOMAS KITSON].

£200.00

Publisher

Printed by and for P. Youngman.

Place

Witham and Maldon

Date

1825

Synopsis

Comprising brief historical and topographical delineations; together with descriptions of the residences of the nobility and gentry, remains of antiquity, and other interesting objects of curiosity. forming a complete guide for the traveller and tourist. illustrated with fifty engravings, including a map of the county. [engraved title:] excursions through sussex illustrated with engravings.

Item Description

12mo. 6.25 x 4 inches. iv + 201 pp. Bound in original half green morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments decorated gilt and rebacked, preserving original. Extremities a little worn, some spotting of rear flyleaves and occasional traces on plate margins; otherwise a very good clean copy. Decorative bookplate of C. J. Peacock. Illustrated by 47 engravings, by Thomas Higham (1796-1844) and others, including folding map, engraved title and folding plan of Chichester. Thomas Kitson Cromwell (1792-1870) was a Unitarian minister and antiquary. This volume of two historical excursions through Sussex was part of a series that also included Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey and Kent. It first appeared in parts and then under the title Excursions in the County of Sussex (1822). The title pages of some editions may call for fifty engravings (as here), but there is no evidence of any surviving copy described, actually holding as many as this number. A scarce title in a preserved early binding.

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