Topographical Sketches of North Wiltshire.

SKU: 13892

"Comprising Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Antiquities, towns, Villages, Seats &c. of the Northern and Central Parts of the County." Includes a map and thirty engravings, and a brief biography of the author. This is the travel guide of its time. Engravings of Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Longleat, Fonthill House (William Beckford), plate of Lacock Abbey. Foldout map of Wiltshire. Includes commentary and history of the people associated with the estates. Full calf binding, all edges gilt, rubbed in areas, attractive 5 ribbed spine. Marbled page edges. Foxed, some illustrations & plates more spotted than others. Hinges secure, binding tight, leather marred but all in all excellent for age. This vol is final volume to the study of Wiltshire publ 1801 (1825) but with the addition of the autobiography. Scarce. "London: Printed for the author, Burton Street. Sold by Longman and Co." etc. 1826. USED. $100.00