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By the early nineteenth century it had become increasingly popular for the British people to visit seaside resorts and spas. As might be expected this market was met with works such as this to guide them in their choice. Published by Richard Phillips the author is believed to be John Feltham. The ‘Guide to all the Watering and Sea-Bathing Places’ was first published in 1803 with 434 pages. This expanded edition as noted in the two page advertisement includes 500 pages. It is dated 1806 from the addition of this date to the Advertisement. The price of the first edition was 12s. in boards. it must have proved popular as this second edition was increased in price to ‘Price 13s. in boards; or, 14s. Bound in Red’ as noted on the title page. The book is heavily illustrated and includes a large initial folding view of Bath followed by a plan of the town and a further panorama of Ramsgate. Richard Phillips (1767-1840) was an author and publisher born in London. He began business in 1790 as a stationer and bookseller. COPAC; ODNB; Smith (1985) p. 75.

A Guide to all the Watering and Sea-Bathing Places; With a Description of the Lakes; A Sketch of a Tour in Wales ...

Richard Phillips, 6 Bridge-street, Blackfriars, London, c.1806
Duodecimo (160 x 95 mm.), full modern red morocco, gilt panelled, spine with raised bands, double ruled gilt compartments with gilt title, marbled endpapers. With typographic title page, pp. iv, 500, with 33 plates (including 2 folding), 20 maps (4 folding) and 1 folding chart of distances.
Stock number: 9218


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