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 (21 x 13cm), pp.xii; 148 [4]. Illustrated with 3 folding maps and plans, 9 lithographic plates, and 2 in-text woodcuts. Twentieth-century brown full morocco with gilt titles to black label on spine. Spotting to plates. Quite heavily thumbed with few small tears to margins. Black ink ownership to title page. Binding heavily rubbed, especially to spine. A complete copy; 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 #55834

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