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Samuel Lewis (1782-1865) was the successful publisher of the ‘Topographical Dictionary of England’ first published in 1831. It was expanded in 1833 with this work on Wales, Ireland in 1837 and Scotland in 1846. The maps are often referred to as Creighton-Walker’s. Robert Creighton was the draughtsman and Thomas Starling, John and Charles Walker were the engravers. Lewis brought a successful suit against Archibald Fullarton for plagiarism with the ‘New and Comprehensive Gazetteer’ issued 1833-37. Provenance: with manuscript ownership notations of ‘W. G. Edmonds 1836’  and ‘Thomas Lucas left him by his affectionate Uncle. 1837’; unidentified bookplate inside cover; invoice of Tom Lloyd-Roberts, Mold, Flintshire, in 1972, loosely inserted. Beresiner (1983) pp. 144-148;  Booth (1977) pp. 114-5; Carroll (1996) 93; Chubb (1927) 447; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
LEWIS, Samuel

A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns ...

S. Lewis and Co., 87, Aldersgate-Street, London, 1834
Quarto, 2 volumes (325 x 250 mm. each), later half calf, cloth boards, blind ruled, spine with double gilt ruled compartments with gilt title and volume details, recent endpapers preserving the original. With typographic title pages to both volumes, Preface, List of Subscribers, unpaginated, with 13 engraved maps including folding general map of Wales and 12 maps of the counties, a good example.
Stock number: 9965


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