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Leigh's new pocket road-book of England & Wales : containing an account of all the direct and cross roads : together with a description of every remarkable place, its curiosities, manufactures, commerce, population, and principal inns : to which are added, pleasure tours to the most picturesque parts of the country : the whole forming a complete guide to every object worthy of the attention of travellers

Catalog Data

Author:
Leigh, Samuel  Search this
Engraver:
Hall, Sidney  Search this
Neele & Son  Search this
Printer:
Clowes, William 1779-1847  Search this
Former owner:
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 486, [2] p., [56] leaves of plates (1 folded) : maps ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Maps
Place:
England
Wales
Date:
1831
Notes:
Apparently issued in two versions: with, and without, the 55 county maps mentioned on the t.p. ("8s. bd. With 55 county maps, 12s. bd.").
Engraved added t.p., depicting a woman and globe, with title: Leigh's new atlas of England and Wales.
"Maps are engraved by Sidney Hall. They were previously issued in Leigh's new pocket atlas of England and Wales, and are now uncoloured but otherwise unchanged. The edition statement refers to the Road-book itself. It is the fourth edition of Leigh's atlas. Cf. Whitaker: The Harold Whitaker Collection ... Univ. of Leeds, 1947, p. 69"--COPAC online catalog.
"London: Printed by William Clowes"--Verso of t.p.
Engraved frontispiece, "Table of the price of posting, shewing the charges usually made for a pair of horses," is signed: Sid[ne]y Hall sculpt.; the folded, hand-colored map is signed: Neele & Son sculp.
Publisher's advertisements are on the final 2 p.
Includes index.
Topic:
Post roads  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DA625 .L45 1831
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806382