A NEW TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL SURVEY OF THE CITIES, TOWNS, AND VILLAGES OF THE COUNTY OF KENT. Arranged in Alphabetical Order. This work includes a minute and interesting account of the antient and present State of Kent, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, from the earliest times to this century, with all the improvements of the Arts of Civilization, and Luxury. It comprehends all the chief Harbours, Bays, Rivers, Docks, Forests, Hills, Valleys, Medicinal Springs, and other Curiosities both of Nature and Art; and not only takes Notice of all the Manors and Seats in the County, but also points out the old military Ways, Camps, Castles, and other remarkable Ruins of Roman, Saxon, Danish, and Anglo Norman Antiquity. It shews particularly the Estates that were formerly Abbey Lands, and mentions the Manufacture and Trade, the Privileges and Customs, the principal Buildings and Chartitable Foundations of the two Cities, Corporations, and the most noted Villages, with their Distances from London, in measured miles. The ancient and obscure Terms of the Feudal Law, and the obsolete Tenures and Customs relative to it, and also explained. By Charles Seymour, Teacher of the Classics, &c. at Canterbury.
1776. xxxvi, 827 pages. Nineteenth century binding of half sheep over marbled boards, with matching endpapers. Octavo. First edition. Title-page lightly dust-soiled; binding rubbed; else a very good copy.
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