Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate. With Brief Notices of the Picturesque Scenery, Seats, and Antiquities in the Vicinity, Embellished with Maps and Prints. John F. S. A. BRITTON, 1771–1857.

Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate. With Brief Notices of the Picturesque Scenery, Seats, and Antiquities in the Vicinity, Embellished with Maps and Prints.

London: Published by the Author, 1832. [Town Guide] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii; 148; [4 of adverts]. Illustrated with 3 folding maps and plans, 9 lithographic plates, and 2 in-text woodcuts. Bound in the original pink satin-effect cloth with paper title labels to spine and upper. All edges untrimmed. Light spotting to plates. One gathering coming loose. Boards worn, sunned and bumped. Lower joint split with basic recent repair. Spine label heavily rubbed. A clean complete copy in the original binding. Good. Written by the noted antiquary and author, who in his other works collaborated with Brayley and Pugin. Seemingly published to promote the new Decimus Burton development on the Calverley Estate in Tunbridge Wells, as well as provide an overview of the town. Two of the folding plates showing plans and vignettes of lodges and villas in the Calverley Estate. Item #48302

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