Pelton’s Illustrated Guide To Tunbridge Wells And The Neighbouring Seats, Towns, And Village, With Maps, And Description Of The Local Botany And Geology..
In original green printed stiff card boards as issued. Advertisement endpapers and rear board. A little wear to extremities and some foxing but otherwise a very good copy.
Published by Richard Pelton, 68, The Pantiles. Printed at his Steam Printing Works, The Broadway. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court.,
[cover title:] pelton's shilling illustrated guide to tunbridge wells.
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches.  pp. advertisements + , including  pp. advertisements + iii + [i] +  pp. advertisements + 255 pp. +  +  pp. advertisements. All text within double borders.
Illustrated by folding map of town and environs, printed on both sides, frontispiece, 2 photographic plates and numerous engravings within text, including full page. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials.
Richard Pelton (1833-1923) bought the guidebook publishing business of William Brackett about 1865 and continued his guide until 1868, when he renamed it Pelton's Illustrated Guide. It became a best selling Tunbridge Wells guide, being republished every three years until the end of the century
[Stock No. 23927]