Book Description

Title: A new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales. [WITH] A travelling dictionary : or, alphabetical tables of the distance of all the principal cities, borough, market and sea-port towns, in Great Britain, from each other. Two volumes in one. Vol. 1, 5th edition, corrected., and greatly improved; with additions, Vol. 2, 4th edition, corrected. 8vo (180 x 120 mm), pp. viii, xxiv, 266 col., [1, errata], [2, Carnan list of books]. front. copper-engraved double-page map ; iv, 180
Dealer Notes
The most popular road-book of the late 18th century, its practical format fitting the traveller's pocket.
An index at the front of the book includes the dates of the market days in each town, and a section at the back contains a handy list
of distances between towns where Assizes were held for each of the Circuits of the Judges.
Also given are short descriptions of the great houses and their owners near the particular route described.
Came later to be referred to as the English Baedeker.
Author Daniel Paterson
Date 1781
Binding Calf-backed marbled boards, leather label gilt
Publisher London, Printed for T. Carnan
Condition Front cover detached but a clean and tight copy with very little foxing, lower blank corner of column 126/127 torn away, early owner’s name on pastedown
Pages Printed within a ruled border

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