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BOYLE'S COURT AND COUNTRY GUIDE ...
[Court and country guide. 1817]
Boyle's Court and country guide, and town visiting directory corrected for January, 1817, containing an alphabetical arrangement of the names and places of abode, in town and country, of all the ladies and gentlemen of fashion, to which are added, the Inns of Court, &c. and, for the use of porters in the halls, servants, &c. a separate register of all the fashionable streets is prefixed, which are set down in a numerical manner, that the reader may see at one view and become acquainted in an instant, with the names of the various persons of fashion, according to the numbers in each street.
London: printed and sold by Eliza Boyle; and sold also by Mr. Hodgson; Messrs. Bowdery and Kerby; Messrs. Byfield & Son; Messrs. Sherwood, Neely, & Jones; Messrs. Hookham and Sons; Mr. Ebers, and Mr. Allason; Mr. Kerby; Messrs. Winchester and Son; Mr. Booth; Reynolds and Son; and by all the booksellers in England. Price, 5s., 1817.
432 p. ; 12.8 cm. (12º)

The title-page imprint is undated. With a half-title. A street directory first published in by Patrick Boyle as The fashionable court guide, or the town visit directory in 1792 and issued annually with variant titles, imprints and sizes until 1925. Eliza Boyle succeeded to the editorship following the death of Patrick Boyle in 1808. See separate entries for other editions in Soane's library: as Boyle's Court and country guide, 1806, 1813, 1815, 1819, 1821--23; as Boyle's Fashionable court and country guide, 1824--25, 1828, 1831--35. In this edition Soane is listed at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields (p. 80); his neighbours are his tenant G. Booth Tyndale at No.12 and Christopher Puller at No.14.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane.

Binding Original C19th sheep, gilt-ruled spine, direct-lettered in gilt 'Boyle's Court Guide 1817'.

Reference Number 4364


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