COOKE County of Somerset 1820 With b/w engravings & Map Topographical

COOKE County of Somerset 1820 With b/w engravings & Map Topographical

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G.A. COOKE

Topographical and Statistical Description of the County of Somerset.

Containing an account of its situation...list of Fairs.A complete county itinerary.

Sherwood, Neely and Jones. London. 1820

Size Sm.

In half calf leather binding with marbled boards and gilt to spine.

180pp.

With b/w engravings and map.

In good condition.

Front cover is coming away, but still just attached.

Map loose in front (as original?).

Occasional small marks inside.

Else a clean and tight copy.

A comprehensive description of the County of Somerset in 1820.

The book gives descriptions of the countryside, industry, villages and towns.

There are routes between major towns and these have inns and seats of local nobility and gentry named. The populations are given, with the numbers of houses.

Interesting to compare these with modern times and the effect of the railways.

A fascinating look at the county 200 years ago.