The History and Antiquities of Scarborough and the Vicinity (A…

The History and Antiquities of Scarborough and the Vicinity (A lovely copy of the 1st Edition, Extra Illustrated) by  HINDERWELL Thomas

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 + [8]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.

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