The Complete English Traveller; Or, A New Survey And Description Of England And Wales.




Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's - Head, in Pater - Noster - Row.





Item Description

Folio. 9.5 x 13.5 inches. iv + iv + 696 pp. + [12] pp. index. Some irregularities in pagination. Text in double columns. Bound in full calf with gilt borders to boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, gilt and decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt and gilt embossed heraldic family crest. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. A little wear to extremities and a few small margin tears and neat repairs, not affecting text; otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate with the Rosebery family crest and private library stamp, Rosebery Durdans at head of list of subscribers. Ink note, Stourhead sale 1883 on verso of first free endpaper. Illustrated by 61 copperplates, with one folding, by frontispiece and 3 maps, one folding. Decorated by royal arms, initial and head and tailpiece vignettes. First published in parts and then in book form in 1771, this topographical survey of the English, Welsh and Scottish counties and islands. It is considered to be largely derived from the works of authors such as Defoe, Pennant and Ray, but is still a comprehensive account of late eighteenth century Britain and well illustrated by the numerous copperplates. It was compiled by the Scot, Robert Sanders (1717-63), writing under the pseudonym, Nathaniel Spencer, who moved to London in 1760 to pursue a career of hack writing. Copy from the Library of the Fifth Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), Liberal Prime Minister, 1894-95, at his home, Durdans, Epsom Surrey. (ESTC T163379). THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.

[Stock No. 26119]

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