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EGAN, Pierce (1772--1849)
Walks through Bath, describing every thing worthy of interest connected with the public buildings, the rooms, crescents, theatre, concerts, baths, its literature, &c. Including Walcot and Widcombe, and the surrounding vicinity; with sketches of Prior-Park-House, the Rocks of Wick, Corsham-House, and its fine collection of paintings: also an excursion to Clifton and Bristol Hot-Wells, ... the whole forming a complete guide to the visitors of the above city. By P. Egan.
Bath printed for Meyler and Son; Barry and Son, Bristol; J. Vincent, Oxford; and Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1819.
[2], xii, 292 p., [21] pl. ; 21.5 cm. (8º)

A light-hearted guide to Bath by the writer and sports journalist Pierce Egan, who achieved fame with his popular Life in London, or, The day and night scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis, issued in monthly installments in 1821--22 with illustrations by George and Robert Cruikshank. Soane purchased a copy of 'Egan's Life in London R[oya]l 8vo' from T. & W. Boone for £1 12s. on 13 March 1823 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.5.6), but it does not survive in his library.


Binding C19th half dark blue roan, blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., paid on 7 August 1830. (Spiers Box, binding 51).

Reference Number 2183


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