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Hardback, approx 9.5 x 5.5 inches. Marbled paper to spine and brown paper covered boards. Paper title label to spine. In good condition. Corners bumped, edges rubbed, some marks and light staining to boards. Hinges cracked. Reinforcement/repair to inside front hinge. One spot to margin of frontis, small hole/tear to top of title page. Small tear to corner fold of map. Small marks on some pages. Else a clean and tight copy. xxvi pp.124pp; 4pp.list of fairs. Engraved frontis of Dorchester and Fordington. With fold out map of Dorsetshire. Descriptions of Dorchester, Fordington, and surrounding villages with routes from town to town, which are interesting to compare with the modern route. It includes descriptions of ancient monuments based on the knowledge and theories available at the time. A fascinating look at the area as it was nearly 200 years ago.
Title: A Walk Round Dorchester; Containing an account of every thing worthy the observation of the traveller and antiquary, within that ancient town, and the circumference of a few miles, compiled from the best authorities; Also an account of the Abbeys of Milton, Cerne and Bindon, Together with Sherborne, Lulworth, and Corfe Castles. Embellished with a finely executed View of Dorchester and Fordington, and a Correct Map of the County.
Categories: DORSET TOPOGRAPHY,
Publisher: Dorchester, J. Criswick, 1820 1st:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 78767
Keywords: DORSET TOPOGRAPHY J. CRISWICK, Walk Round Dorchester, Fordington, Abbeys, Milton, Cerne, Bindon, Castles, Sherborne, Lulworth, Corfe, ancient monuments, 1820, 1st, engravings, map, Dorchester and Fordington,