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A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales. Daniel PATERSON.
A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales
A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales

A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales

London: printed for T. N. Longman, Pater-Noster-Row, M.DCC.XCIV [1794]. Early Reprint. Wraps. Small 8vo: xxxvi,380 numbered columns,381-394 [Index to the County Seats]pp, with folding copper-engraved map frontispiece. Recently bound to style by Fitterer in drab wraps, printed paper spine label, end papers renewed. A Very Good or better copy (map and title page lightly browned, browning and creases to some early page margins only), in a Fine binding. Lowndes 1798. Fordham (Road-Books), p. 27. Not in Hodson. Very Good+. Item #BB1335

Tenth edition (originally published 1771), with "addition of nearly ninety pages, including considerable improvements in the direct roads, many new cross roads, and a great number of noblemen’s and gentlemen’s seats." 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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