London: printed for T. N. Longman, Pater-Noster-Row [from 1771], M.DCC.XCIV . Early Reprint. Stiff Wraps. 8vo: xxxvi,380 numbered columns,381-394pp, with double-page copper-engraved map as frontispiece; ,216pp. ESTC Citation No. T93564 and T93553. Finely bound to style by Fitterer in stiff beige wraps, printed paper spine label. Binding and text block clean, bright and unmarked save for offsetting from engraved map. A superlative copy. Fordham (Road-Books), pp. 27 and 29. Roscoe, (John Newbery) A399/6. Not in Hodson. Fine. Item #BB0447
The tenth edition: with the addition of near ninety pages, including considerable improvements in the direct roads, many new cross roads, and a great number of noblemen’s and gentlemen’s seats. Tenth Edition of the first work (1794; originally published 1771) "With the Addition of near Ninety Pages, including considerable Improvements in the direct Roads, many new Cross Roads, and a great Number of Noblemen’s and Gentlemen’s Seats"; Sixth Edition (1792), improved and corrected, of the second work, with separate title page. Although Paterson contributed no significant innovations to the compilation of road books, relying on the advances of Norden, Ogilby, and others, he "made improvements in style and presentation and added factual detail—so much so that his name was for many years an indicator of reliability in road books, and was attached to them long after he had stopped compiling them." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.