A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND AND WALES; containing a particular Account of each County: with its Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation, Figure, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Soils, Agriculture, Civil and Ecclesiastical Divisions, Cities, Towns, Palaces, Corporations, Markets, Fairs, Manufactories, noted Places, Bays, Harbours, Products, &c. and the Number of Inhabitants as also the Distance of each Market Town from London, by the latest Survey, with the Latitude and Longitude of each County, Town or City; and on what Point of the Compass from London. Embellished with Copper-plates MAPS of each COUNTY. Very useful for travellers and others, and very proper for School, to give Youth an idea of Geography, and the Nature of his own Country, and each County.

London: Printed by R Bassam, No. 53, St. John’s Street, West-Smithfield, 1796. (Price One Shilling with Cuts, and Six-pence without.) 108 pages. Engraved pastedown frontispiece. Original Dutch flower-paper boards. 122 x 83 mm. First edition thus. This copy is the sixpenny edition, issued without maps. Spine a little worn, with small loss of paper; else a very good copy of this rare book. This is a re-issue of Homan Turpin’s edition of circa 1780. Extremely rare. ESTC list one copy only of this edition, but with maps, at the Pierpont Morgan Library, and no copies of the issue without maps.

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