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COOKE, George Alexander (1781-1834)
Topographical and Statistical Description of the County of Kent. To Which is Prefixed a Copious Travelling Guide, Forming a Complete County Itinerary, also a List of Markets and Fairs; And an Index Table.
London: C. Cooke, 17 Paternoster Row, n.d. [c.1810].. Duodecimo, pp.359; [1], Table of Contents. With a hand-coloured fold-out map of the county, this copy EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by a former owner with 68 inserted illustrations (67 engravings, many folding, 1 photograph) being mounted on pale yellow paper, some plated with hand-written titles/captions. Elegantly bound in recent speckled calf over marbled paper boards, with raised bands, red title label. Internally clean, but for some expected browning, old tape mark to p.351; externally fine. A unique copy. A complete history and travel plan for the county as it was in the early nineteenth century, in an attractive binding.
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