The History of Tunbridge-Wells. Thomas Benge BURR.
The History of Tunbridge-Wells.

The History of Tunbridge-Wells.

London: M. Hingeston, J. Dodsley, T. Caslon; Tunbridge Wells: E. Baker, 1766. [Kent Topography] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.[2] xii; 317 [9]. Re-backed in recent tan calf, with raised bands, gilt titles to the original green morocco label laid over, further gilt decoration to spine, and contemporary speckled calf boards. All edges speckled grey; marbled endpapers. With a gift note on watermarked paper loose to preliminaries addressed to Roger Farthing (1924-2004), author of 'A History of Mount Sion' (2003), thanking him for a lecture on the notable Tunbridge Wells family of Delves in July 1993, inscribed by seven members of the family. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, covering an earlier bookplate. Lightly toned throughout with a few spots. Overall a lovely crisp, clean copy, restored to a practical, attractive condition. Very good. The first published history of Tunbridge Wells. Item #59590

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