The Lowestoft Guide: Containing a Descriptive Account of Lowestoft and its Environs. By a Lady. Embellished with Engravings. J'écris pour l' Etranger. ANONYMOUS.

The Lowestoft Guide: Containing a Descriptive Account of Lowestoft and its Environs. By a Lady. Embellished with Engravings. J'écris pour l' Etranger.

Publisher: Yarmouth: Printed and Sold by M. Alexander; Sold Also by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and Johnson, London, 1812.
Edition: First and only edition.
Bibliographical References: Colbert; COPAC records four copies (BL, Cambridge, Durham and V. & A.); OCLC adds Boston Athenaeum and New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Condition: Wrappers a little worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 28303

Description

Small 8vo, contemporary marbled wrappers, 62 pages. Five (of six) woodcut plates.

Comments

A pocket-size stranger's guide to Lowestoft, a coastal town on the North Sea, about 110 miles northeast of London, which had by the beginning of the 19th century begun to attract tourists for its ruins and evidence of early settlement by the Vikings, Romans and Anglo-Saxons. The "Lady" author - who states in French on the title-page that she writes for the foreigner - gives a general history of the town, followed by a walking tour of its famous buildings and monuments. Alas, this copy lacks the frontispiece, but has the other five attractive Bewickesque woodcut views of Lowestoft landmarks.

Price: $150.00

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