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. This guide was published to promote the new 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. The architect, Decimus Burton, was one of the most notable of the period, and was responsible for buildings in Regent's Park, the Wellington Arch, and the Palm and Temperate Glasshouses at Kew. Item #48302
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