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Complete English Traveller ; or, a New Survey and Description of England and Wales. Containing a Full Account of Whatever in Curious and Entertaining in the Several Counties of England and Wales, the Isles of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, and Other Islands Adjoining to, and Dependant on the Crown of Great Britain; Under the Following Heads; I. The Ancient and Present State of Each Country With Respect to Agriculture, Manufacture, Trade, Commerce, &c. II. Account of the Air, Soil, Rivers, Lakes, and Mineral Waters. III. A Particular Description of all That is Curious in the Cities, Corporations, Towns, and Villages; with the Various Fairs, markets, and Distances from London. IV. Account of the Cathedrals, Collegiate, and Parish Churches; Together with the Remains of Abbies, Priories, Nunneries, and other Religious Houses. V. Description of the Palaces, Houses, Gardens and Parks, Belonging to Several of the Nobility, Gentry, &c. VI. Account of all the Remarkable Battles, Sieges, Castles and Forts, Whether Roman, Saxon Danish or Norman. VII. Account of all the Ancient Monuments, with the Reasons for Which they were First Erected. VIII. Description of Every Natural Curiosity, Whether Mines, Rocks, Caves, Caverns, Grottos, or Fossils. IX. Extracts of the Lives of Such Persons, as Have Done Honour to the Counties Where they were Born, Whether Kings, Princes, Peers, Generals, Admirals, Divines, Lawyers, Physicians, Philosophers, Poets, Historians, &c. To Which is Added, a Concise and Accurate Description of the Part of Great Britain Called Scotland, its Ancient and Present State, Antiquities, and Natural Curiosities: Together With the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, &c. The Modern Universal British Traveller; or, a New, Complete, and Accurate Tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, and the Neighbouring Islands. Comprising all that is Worthy of Observation in Great Britain. And Containing a Full, Ample, and Circumstantial Account of Every Thing Remarkable in the Several Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns, Villages, Hamlets, &C. Throughout the Kingdom. Being Calculated Equally to Please the Polite - Entertain the Curious - Instruct the Uninformed - and Direct the Traveller. The Whole Displayed Under the Following Heads: General. Situation, Extent, Latitude, Longitude, Roads, Battles, Sieges, Skirmishes, Civil Commotion, Trading and Other Companies, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military Offices, Earthquakes, Storms, Inundations, and Other Singular Occurrences. Natural. Rocks, Mines, Grottos, Fossils, Caves, Minerals, Plants, Agriculture, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Repites, Amphibious Creates. Local. Castles, Military Ways, Docks, Harbours, Markets, Fairs, Canals, Buildings, Fortifications, Palaces, Seats, Parks, Bridges, Cathedrals, Collegiate, and Parish Churches, Monuments, Ecclesiastical and Civil Jurisdictions, Corporations, Customs, Manners &c. Biographical. Handicrafts, MIlitary and Naval Exploits, Extraordinary Abilities or Defects, Either of Body or Mind, or any other Circumstance by Which the Lives of Remarkable Personages May be Thought Worthy of Being Communicated to the Public, and Commemorated to Posterity. Miscellaneous. Government, Manufacture, Trade, Commerce, Revenues, Forces, naval and Military Polity, Power and Prerogative of the King Laws and Customs of the House of Lords, Privileges and Usages of the House of Commons, Nature of the Legislature and Modes of Proceedings in the Various Courts of Justice, &c. &c. &c. Being the Result of an Actual and Late General Survey of the Whole Kingdom.

By Nathaniel Spencer; Charles Burlington

1773-9

J. Cooke : London

15" by 9.5"; 15.5" by 10"

[3], iv, [1], iv, 503-534, [14]; [3], iv-vi, [1], 8-12, 545-586, [20pp]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A beautifully bound pair of these extracts of topographical works, with these extracts focussing solely on Yorkshire. Illustrated throughout, including with folding maps.

A two volume set. In a signed binding by Etherington Thorpe & Co LTD. Printed in double columns. The Yorkshire extracts only of the works 'Complete English Traveller', published 1773, and 'Modern Universal British Traveller', published 1779. Beautiful topographical works looking in great detail into Britain, with these volumes looking specifically at Yorkshire. 'Complete English Traveller' illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding map of Britain, one map of England and Wales, and six plates. 'Complete English Traveller' with the dedication, introduction, index, and list of subscribers. Written by Robert Sanders under the pseudonym Nathaniel Spencer. Sanders was a hack writer, his other works include 'The Newgate Calendar', 'The Christian's Divine Library', and 'The Lucubrations of Gaffer Graybeard'. 'The Modern Universal British Traveller' illustrated with a frontispiece, a folding map of Great Britain, and seven plates. 'The Modern Universal British Traveller' with a preface, introduction, general introduction to England, index, and list of subscribers. Written by Charles Burlington

CONDITION

In a full panelled calf binding, a signed binding by Etherington Thorpe & Co LTD. Externally, smart. Tidemarks to the endpapers. Binder's label to the rear pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean with just a couple of spots. 'Complete English Traveller' with an ink inscription to the head of the title page, and a small amount of loss of paper to the title page affecting two works. Light tidemark to the pages of both volumes, including to the folding maps. Small amount of loss to the margin of page 513/4 of 'Complete English Traveller', not affecting text.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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