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A MONTH IN GRAVESEND: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE TOWN AND NEIGHBOURHOOD, STATISTICAL, HISTORICAL, AND DESCRIPTIVE. By Elizabeth Jane Brabazon. Second Edition.
Simpkin and Marshall. Gravesend: Godfrey John Baynes., London 1864 - Small 8vo. 4.5 x 6.75 inches. xii + [iiv] List of Subscribers + 174 pp. + [2] pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in the original purple blind-stamped and gilt cloth. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by a coloured folding map, Baynes's, Map of the Environs of Gravesend, 'expressly for the Month at Gravesend,' although not called for in the list of plates, with 15 steel engraved plates, including frontispiece. The called for plate of Banqueting Hall, Rosherville, p.78 is not present but instead an additional plate, not called for in this edition, Entrance to Huggins College, as present in the first edition of 1863, has been added, p.88. An account of a month spent in exploring Gravesend and its neighbourhood condensed into ten days of descriptive text in order to remedy the want of ' A Good Modern Guide Book.' Written in a more literary style than the average guide, this account is the work of an established author who: 'oppressed by the sultry heat of a London Autumn' and feeling rather overworked by severe study in the British Museum Reading Room, 'felt that irresistible desire for country air and country quiet' and hence 'made an escapade to Gravesend.' At the end is an account of the arrival at Gravesend of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who married Edward Prince of Wales in 1863, the year of publication of the first edition. A good copy of the expanded second edition of this rare and charming guide, which is particularly well illustrated with highly finished steel engravings. KENT GRAVESEND KENT - NORTH KENT GUIDES 19TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED KENT
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