Mate’s Illustrated Folkestone..
Bound in original red limp linen, spine somewhat sunned, with decorations on front cover and advertisements on rear.
SCARCE FOLKESTONE GUIDE, 1900
Printed by W. Mate and Sons, Ltd., Newspaper and General Publishers, Art Printers, etc., Bournemouth. E. Marlborough and Co., 51, Old Bailey, London, E.C. Abel Heywood and Son, Oldham Street, Manchester.,
A literary, historical and pictorial souvenir. written by the rev. g. n. godwin, b.d., author of 'historic hastings,' 'southampton illustrated,' weymouth illustrated,' etc. profusely illustrated with about 100 views from copyright photographs by the photochrom company, ltd., london; and lambert weston and son, folkestone.
Oblong 4to. 12.5 x 9.75 inches.  pp. advertisements +  +  pp. +  pp. advertisements. Advertisements continue on front and rear endpapers. Extensively illustrated with black and white photographs.
A lavishly illustrated visitors' guide to Folkestone with numerous high quality black and white photographs of the sea front, beach, harbour, Leas, churches and some street scenes, extending to the Warren and nearby towns and villages. It also includes numerous advertisements, depicting shop fronts, hotels, schools, etc. W. Mate and Sons, Ltd of Bournemouth published a wide range of similarly illustrated guides to seaside and inland resorts and to historic cities. George Nelson Godwin (1846-1907) was a clergyman, antiquary and travel writer, best known for his works on the history of Hampshire. A fine copy of a very scarce title (we have only been able to trace one other example which is in Folkestone Library).
[Stock No. 22472]