£55.00

Publisher

J. and A. Churchill, 7 Great Marlborough Street / F. J. Parsons, Ltd. Sandgate Road.

Place

London / Folkestone

Date

1899

Synopsis

Historical, climatological, and medical with a chapter on hints on selecting apartments. by arthur e. larking.

Item Description

Small 8vo. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. vii + [i] + 79 pp. + [1]. Bound in original blue cloth with black titles. A little wear to extremities, browning of flyleaves, with small stain on edge of rear flyleaf and pastedown; otherwise a very good clean copy. With the Author's Compliments at head of title and 1899 signature on first free endpaper. Illustrated by photographic frontispiece, diagram and folding map of Folkestone at end. A guide to the town, promoting the advantages of Folkestone as a healthy place to visit, and providing practical advice for those who might wish to rent a house or apartment for the season, stated to run from mid-July to the end of September. The book contains chapters on the history, geographical situation, water supply, drainage and sea bathing. It particularly examines the climate, including the temperature, sunshine, rainfall, relative humidity and wind, concluding that its 'ever-fresh air...is one of its most prominent features,' and 'the reason why persons feel exhilarated in Folkestone.' By a physician and public health specialist, who was also a Surgeon-Lieutenant in the First Volunteer Battalion East Kent Regiment. Scarce guide to Folkestone in 1899, complete with map.

[Stock No. 26910]

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