File Name Ford1847_5
Call Number DA 670 L1 F67 1847
Title A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, Intended as a Guide to Strangers. By the Reverend William Ford, B. A. Fifth Edition. Carefully Revised, and Illustrated with Maps and Plates.
Short Title A Description of Scenery.
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Title Page Quotation "After all, it is upon the mind which a traveller brings along with him, that his acquisitions, whether of pleasure or profit, must principally depend."
Imprint London: R. Groombridge & Sons, 5, Paternoster Row. Carlisle: Charles Thurnam, 5, English Street. 1847.
Edition 5
Publication Date 1847
Volumes 1
Pages 203
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography [xiii], [1] 190 p., [8] leaves of plates (one folded) : ill., tables, maps ; 19 cm. Folded map affixed to inside front cover, 'A map of the Lake District, of Cumberland, Wwstmoreland and Lancashire.'. Map has additional extension map, glued to the upper right margin, showing the Hexam, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway line to the North Sea. 500 Spine title: Ford's Guide to the lakes. 500 Three double-page fold out maps, each with a panoramic view across the top margin: Windermere @ p.24, Derwent Water and Vale of Keswick @ p.52, and Ulleswater @ p.142. Engraved by W.H. Lizars. 500 Covers are identically blind stamped black cloth in a sand -grain pattern. Two blind stamped fillets around the edges. The centre design is of a circle surrounded by a double fillet within a filligree design. Edges originally gilt. This copy is of the four shillings, plain edition, with the maps uncoloured. 500 Bicknell 118.5. Bicknell notes that the 5th edition is "a reissue of the 4th ed. not reset."
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Bibliographic Notes Binding is a little worn; title on spine reads "Ford's Guide to the Lakes"; fold-out map printed on linen with supplement on paper pasted on; someone has signed the first page in ink "Thomas Henry Myers July 19th 1847"; there is writing in pencil, including handwritten itineraries on the back few pages; there is a newspaper clipping, "The Late Frost on Windermere," pasted at back - underneath in ink is written, "The above frost during Feb[-] 1855"
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Plate Count 0
Map Count 4
Illustrations None
Photographs None
Tables Yes
Binding Colour dark blue
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