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THOMSON, William (1746--1817)
Prospects and observations; on a tour in England and Scotland: natural, oeconomical, and literary. By Thomas Newte, Esq.
London: printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1791.
viii, 440 (i.e. 448) p., [22] pl., [2] maps (1 fold.) ; 27.7 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. By William Thomson. The dedication is signed 'T. Newte', and dated 'Tiverton, Devon, June 1, 1791'. First published in 1789, in shorter form, under the title: Tour in England and Scotland, by an English gentleman. William Thomson was a Scottish failed clergyman turned writer who published a variety of memoirs, biographies, travel books, philosophical novels, treatises and pamphlets, under his own name and many different pseudonyms including 'Thomas Newte'. Pages 177--184 are repeated; text and register are continuous. Page 260 misnumbered 062. Errata: p. [vi]. ESTC t1309.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 14s., 8 July 1807. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 300


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