The Tunbridge Wells Guide; or an Account of the Ancient and Present State of that Place, to which is Added a Particular Description of the Towns and Villages, Remains of Antiquity, Gentlemens Seats, Founderies, etc. etc. within the Circumference of Sixteen Miles. Jasper SPRANGE.

The Tunbridge Wells Guide; or an Account of the Ancient and Present State of that Place, to which is Added a Particular Description of the Towns and Villages, Remains of Antiquity, Gentlemens Seats, Founderies, etc. etc. within the Circumference of Sixteen Miles.

Tunbridge Wells: J. Sprange, 1801 [1797]. SEVENTEENTH ISSUE. Octavo, pp.xi, 336. With 13 engraved plates including frontispiece, and a folding table of inter-town distances to rear. Not including the 'List of Rare Plants'. In recent quarter grey card with black titles to white paper label on spine. Marbled boards. All edges untrimmed. Plate facing p.178 loose; three surrounding leaves trimmed, possibly relating to a repair during re-binding. Overall a very good copy in an attractive new binding. Jasper Sprange published the first Tunbridge Wells Guide in 1780. Having been over-printed, the 1797 edition was re-issued a number of times over the following years. Item #47195

Goulden, 'Kent Town Guides', p.100.

Price: £180.00

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