The Scarborough Guide
The Scarborough Guide
The Scarborough Guide

SCARBOROUGH; [Francis WRANGHAM, Ed.]. The Scarborough Guide.

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SCARBOROUGH; [Francis WRANGHAM, Ed.] The Scarborough Guide. London: Longman and Co., 1827.

12mo., full calf; green morocco label lettered in gilt; spine decorated in gilt with raised bands; front and back boards with an ornamental gilt fillet, and with gilt and black design; board edges gilt; speckled edges; marbled endpapers; pp. [iv], [v]-vi, 7-198; with 5 plates, one being the frontispiece; numerous in-text illiustrations and vignettes; 2 folding maps; rebacked, preserving the original spine; light cracking to calf on front board; maps with very minor tears to extremities of folds; some discolouration to front free endpapers from a tipped-in newspaper clipping; light discolouration from plates; occasional light foxing; previous owner's inscription to end-blanks; a very good copy.Provenance:Binder's stamp to tail of inner front board, Cary, Binder, Wakefield.
Scarce, with only three copies held in UK Libraries: York, Leeds, and the BL. 'From the usual fluctuation of circumstances connected with a flourishing Watering-Place, a new guide is occasionally rendered necessary' (Preface). This new guide works to detail the important traits of Scarborough's history along with important landmarks and attractions in the town. Previous owner's inscription to end blank, detail a brief history of the church bells of Christ Church and St. Mary's from 1904.

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