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BREWER, James Norris (fl. 1799--1829)
Introduction to the original delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, intituled The beauties of England and Wales. Comprising observations on the history and antiquities of the Britons; the Romans in Britain; the Anglo-Saxons; the Anglo-Danes; and the Anglo-Normans: together with remarks on the progress of ecclesiastical, military, and domestic architecture in succeeding ages. By J. Norris Brewer.
London: printed for J. Harris; Longman and Co.; J. Walker; R. Baldwin; Sherwood and Co.; John Cundee; B. and R. Crosby and Co.; J. Cuthell; J. and J. Richardson; Cadell and Davies; C. and J. Rivington; and G. Cowie and Co., 1818.
xl, 676 p., [2] fold. engr. maps (1 hand-coloured) ; 23.8 cm. (8°)

This was regarded by its publishers as the concluding volume of Edward Wedlake Brayley and John Britton's The beauties of England and Wales, 1801--16 (q.v.). Brewer's observations on the history, antiquities and architecture of Britain up to the Norman period are followed by an 'Appendix To The Beauties Of England And Wales, Intended To Supply Some Omissions, And To Afford Additional Corrections To Several Counties'.

Binding C19th diced russia, gilt-rule borders and spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Matching the set of The beauties of England and Wales, 1801--16, bound by Hood & McCulloch who were paid 6s. on 23 August 1826 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.12).

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