Adam's Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to the Watering-Places of England …
Adam's Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to the Watering-Places of England …
Adam's Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to the Watering-Places of England …

BLANCHARD, E. L. Adam's Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to the Watering-Places of England and Companion to the Coast. Part I. [and Part II. Northern and Eastern Divi….

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BLANCHARD, E. L. Adam's Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to the Watering-Places of England and Companion to the Coast. Part I. [and Part II. Northern and Eastern Division]. Southern and Western Division … Second Edition. London, W. J. Adams, 1849 and 1845.

12mo. Original cloth lettered in gilt, decorated in gilt and blind; pp. [iv], [8, illustrated advertisements], [v]-vii, 144; [iv], 125, [10, illustrated advertisements], lithographic folding map of the Isle of Wight; wood-engravings in the text, a very good copy with contemporary ownership inscription to title-page.
Joint edition of the first part and the second one, which is in first edition. A very uncommon early Victorian guidebook to to sea resorts around England. Edward Litt Leman Blanchard (1820-1889) was a writer, and sometimes performer, for the stage, who sometimes had to do other hack work to support himeself and his family. He wrote as well one of Bradshaw's guides.

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