Pelton’s Illustrated Guide To Tunbridge Wells And The Neighbouring Seats, Towns, And Villages..
In original green printed stiff card boards as issued. Advertisement endpapers and rear board. Extremities worn and spine sunned but, apart from occasional foxing a good example.
Published by Richard Pelton, Front and Back Parade. 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. by j. radford thomson.
8vo. 4.75 x 7 inches.  pp. advertisements +  + iii + [i] + 198 pp. +66 +  pp. advertisements. All text within double borders.
Illustrated by folding map of town and environs, printed on both sides, frontispiece 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. 23925]