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A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile by  Archibald (ca. 1745-1813) ROBERTSON - First Edition - 1792 - from Fine Editions Ltd (SKU: BB1138)

A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile

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A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile

by ROBERTSON, Archibald (ca. 1745-1813)

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London: printed for the author, Charles-street, ST. Jame's-square; and William Faden [replaced by R. Faulder in vol. II], Charing-cross, 1792. First Edition. Half-Calf. Fine. Complete in two royal octavo volumes. [2, half-title, blank],xv,[1],154; vii,[1],190,[2, errata, blank]pp, with 65 aquatint plates in sepia "beautifully engraved and resembl[ing John] Carey's work" (Cox) and 11 maps (10 double-page). Recent period-style half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, end papers renewed—a very handsome presentation. Title and half-title toned, expected offsetting of plates, otherwise a Fine, attractive set. Abbey, Scenery, 24. Cox 1792. Brunet 1333. Lowndes III, 2105. ESTC Citation No. T100355. First Edition. "A few copies were printed on large paper; these are often found with the plates coloured." (Abbey) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Title
A topographical survey of the great road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it; illustrated by perspective views of the most select and picturesque scenery To which is added a correct map of the country Three miles on each side of the road; planned from a scale of one inch to a mile
Author
ROBERTSON, Archibald (ca. 1745-1813)
Format/binding
Half-Calf
Book condition
Used - Fine
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Edition
First Edition
Publisher
printed for the author, Charles-street, ST. Jame's-square; and William Faden [replaced by R. Faulder in vol. II], Charing-cross
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1792
Keywords
Great Britain—Description and travel—Early works to 1800.
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