The Tunbridge Wells Guide Or An Account Of The Ancient And Present State Of That Place. With A Particular Description Of All The Towns, Villages, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Ancient And Modern Seats, Founderies Etc., Within The Circumference Of Sixteen Miles With Accurate Views Of The Principal Objects..
Bound in later half calf over marbled boards with new endpapers; spine in compartments, decorated blind stamping and gilt lines with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy.
Printed and Published by J. Clifford. May also be had at either of the Libraries, on the Parade. Sold also in London by Rivington's Booksellers St Pauls Ch Yard.,
12mo. 4.75 x 7 inches. x + iii +  + xvi -xx + 332 pp. +  pp. publisher's advertisement.
Illustrated by hand coloured folding map frontispiece, engraved title with vignette, dedication and Circulating Library advertisement (at end), one folding engraved plate and 6 wood engraved plates.
Attractive Tunbridge Wells guide, with a plethora of new typefaces and the now fashionable Bewick-like wood-engraved illustrations, one of which is signed 'Welch'. The look sets this guide as defiantly a product of the new century, tasteful and 'modern'. Utterly charming as typography and the content is also packed with facts and descriptions of the nearby villages and the country seats and their interiors, described, including, for Penshurst, Knole, Mereworth and Glastenbury, a list of the pictures. At the end are lists of lodging houses, roads and distances and useful information, including coaches. The second Clifford 1817 edition of the 1815 Jasper Sprange guide (first published 1780), now produced by his nephew, John Clifford (1787-1843).
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