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ANSTEY, Christopher (1724--1805)
[New Bath guide. 1773]
The new Bath guide: or, memoirs of the B-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. The ninth edition.
London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1773.
viii, 175, [1] p., engr. frontis. ; 17.5 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By Christopher Anstey. First published in 1766 (4th ed., 1767, q.v.). The frontispiece plate is engraved by Charles Grignion after Samuel Wale. A form of poetical guide book to a popular tourist spot in the eighteenth century, the satirical essays describe the Blunderhead family's visit to Bath; it was a popular work of the period, much imitated and illustrated, running to five editions within a year of first publication and some forty editions in fifty years. ESTC t129092.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1403


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