The History and Antiquities of Scarborough and the Vicinity (A lovely copy of the 1st Edition, Extra Illustrated)
York: William Blanchard 1798
Frontis + xii + 352 + pp, plus two engraved maps, one folding, and three plates 'engraved from drawings by Mr Hornsey', following pages 144, 266 and 282. 3 inserted blanks with additional pasted-in images, apparently tourist engravings of the town's sites, make this an interesting extra-illustrated copy. 4to. Nicely rebound in 19th-century quarter calf, with marbled boards and edges; a note on the fep reads 'M. A. Naylor, Scarborough. Rebound 1874'. A few pages have some very slight offsetting, and there are minor age marks to the prelims and pages 197-202, 235-58 and 320-30. Overall a nice copy in vg condition. A wealthy former mariner, Hinderwell (1744-1825) was also an antiquary and a keen social reformer who was a friend of William Wilberforce. This volume, the fruit of extensive research and a love of his native town, was the first history of Scarborough. It remains a model of topographical and urban history and is an invaluable resource for the history of the town and the surrounding area.