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LEWIS, Samuel (d. 1865)
A topographical dictionary of Wales, comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, chapelries, and townships, with historical and statistical descriptions; illustrated by maps of the different counties; and a map of Wales, shewing the principal towns, roads, railways, navigable rivers, and canals; and embellished with engravings of the arms ... With an appendix, descirbing the electoral boundaries of the several boroughs, as defined by the late Act. By Samuel Lewis. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London: published by S. Lewis and Co., 1833.
2 vols ; 32.2 cm. (4º)
I: [194] p., [7] engr. pl. (1 fold.) : wd-engr. illus.
II: [214] p., [4] engr. pl. : wd-engr. illus.

Large paper copy, with list of subscribers including Soane, who had also subscribed to A topographical dictionary of England, 4 volumes and atlas, 1831 (q.v.); a publication prospectus for the present work dated 'May 9, 1831' is loosely inserted in the atlas volume of the earlier work.

Copy Notes Largely unopened. Bought from the author for £5 on 28 March 1833. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.34; and Cheque stubs (Praed & Co.) 1833/4. 6/14). According to an exchange of correspondence between Soane and the publisher dated 26 and 27 March, the book had been presented a few days earlier but Soane, despite being a subscriber, had refused to accept it, citing the impertinence / of their Clerk and requesting it be delivered to the bearer of the letter. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.118).

Binding C19th maroon publisher's cloth, spine direct-lettered in gilt.

Reference Number 2652


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