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A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales [bound with] A travelling dictionary: or, alphabetical tables of the distance of all the principal cities, borough, market, and sea-port towns, in Great Britain, from each other. Shewing by Inspection The Number of Miles every City or Town in the Kingdom is Distant from any other, according to the nearest Direct or Cross Road. Comprehending Above Fifty Thousand Distances, carefully collected from the best Authorities, and arranged in a Manner entirely new and plain. To which is Added, A Table, shewing the Distance of the Towns, Bridges, &c. upon the River Thames, from each other by Water. The whole being a second part to the New and accurate description of the roads. Daniel PATERSON.
A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales [bound with] A travelling dictionary: or, alphabetical tables of the distance of all the principal cities, borough, market, and sea-port towns, in Great Britain, from each other. Shewing by Inspection The Number of Miles every City or Town in the Kingdom is Distant from any other, according to the nearest Direct or Cross Road. Comprehending Above Fifty Thousand Distances, carefully collected from the best Authorities, and arranged in a Manner entirely new and plain. To which is Added, A Table, shewing the Distance of the Towns, Bridges, &c. upon the River Thames, from each other by Water. The whole being a second part to the New and accurate description of the roads.
A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales [bound with] A travelling dictionary: or, alphabetical tables of the distance of all the principal cities, borough, market, and sea-port towns, in Great Britain, from each other. Shewing by Inspection The Number of Miles every City or Town in the Kingdom is Distant from any other, according to the nearest Direct or Cross Road. Comprehending Above Fifty Thousand Distances, carefully collected from the best Authorities, and arranged in a Manner entirely new and plain. To which is Added, A Table, shewing the Distance of the Towns, Bridges, &c. upon the River Thames, from each other by Water. The whole being a second part to the New and accurate description of the roads.
A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales [bound with] A travelling dictionary: or, alphabetical tables of the distance of all the principal cities, borough, market, and sea-port towns, in Great Britain, from each other. Shewing by Inspection The Number of Miles every City or Town in the Kingdom is Distant from any other, according to the nearest Direct or Cross Road. Comprehending Above Fifty Thousand Distances, carefully collected from the best Authorities, and arranged in a Manner entirely new and plain. To which is Added, A Table, shewing the Distance of the Towns, Bridges, &c. upon the River Thames, from each other by Water. The whole being a second part to the New and accurate description of the roads.

A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales [bound with] A travelling dictionary: or, alphabetical tables of the distance of all the principal cities, borough, market, and sea-port towns, in Great Britain, from each other. Shewing by Inspection The Number of Miles every City or Town in the Kingdom is Distant from any other, according to the nearest Direct or Cross Road. Comprehending Above Fifty Thousand Distances, carefully collected from the best Authorities, and arranged in a Manner entirely new and plain. To which is Added, A Table, shewing the Distance of the Towns, Bridges, &c. upon the River Thames, from each other by Water. The whole being a second part to the New and accurate description of the roads.

London: printed for T. N. Longman, Pater-Noster-Row [from 1771], M.DCC.XCIV [1794]. Early Reprint. Stiff Wraps. 8vo: xxxvi,380 numbered columns,381-394pp, with double-page copper-engraved map as frontispiece; [4],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.

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