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Armitt Library : A1221
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Spine of present binding; pale blue paper. brown cloth spine, gold lettering.
Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, 1778, published W Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and J Richardson, Royal Exchange, London, 11th edition, 1821.
The frontispiece is a hand coloured engraving - Grasmere, drawn by I Feary, engraved by Robert havell and Son; and printed on page 13 is an engraving of the gate tower of Lancaster Castle - recorded separately.
At the start of the text is a hand coloured map, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, engraved by Paas, 53, Holborn, London - recorded separately.
This edition has several addenda - Dr Brown's description of the vale and lake of Keswick; an extract from Dr Dalton's descriptive poem about the beauties of the vale of Keswick; an extract of Mr Gray's Journal of his northern tour; Mr Cumberland's Ode to the Sun; a night piece on the Banks of Windermere; description of Dunald Mill Hole; a Tour to the caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire; further account of the Furness Fells; account of Ennerdale; specimens of Cumbrian dialect; Mrs Radcliffe's description of the scenery about Skiddaw.
This copy of the guide is in an unattractive binding, probably a rebinding done early in the 20th century?
source type:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)
inscription:- printed bookplate, inside front cover
The Armitt Library, Ambleside. / PLUMMER COLLECTION. / These books, prints and drawings relating to the English Lake District, are the gift of ALDERMAN HENRY PLUMMER of Manchester, who died April 16th. 1929.
inscription:- printed title page
A GUIDE / TO / THE LAKES, / IN / CUMBERLAND, WESTMORLAND, / AND / LANCASHIRE. / BY THE AUTHOR OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF FURNESS. / For nature here / Wanton'd as in her prime, and play'd at will / Her virgin fancies. / Wild above rule or art (and beauteous form'd) / A happy rural seat of various view. - Paradise lost. / THE ELEVENTH EDITION / KENDAL : / PRINTED FOR W. PENNINGTON, / AND SOLD BY J. RICHARDSON, ROYAL-EXCHANGE, LONDON. / 1821. / PRICE SEVEN SHILLINGS.
inscription:- printed reverse of title page
Printed by J. Kilner, Market-Place, Kendal.
wxh:- 14.5x22.5cm
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Title page.
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Page 190; table of heights.
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Page 311-312; Roads from Lancaster to the Lakes.