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Morris, J[oseph] W[illiam], ed.  Handbook to Bath prepared on the occasion of the visit of the British Association, 1888. Bath: Isaac Pitman Sons, [1888]. 8vo (18.3 cm, 7.2"). vi, [3], 264, [4] pp.; 2 fold. maps (1 col.).
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Sole edition: "Presenting concisely and readily . . . the continuous history of an ancient borough rich in monumental evidence of varying fortune in changing times, and illustrating in that history the revolutions of race, the changes of manners, the progress of society, in no ordinary degree" (p. iii). The work => opens with a tipped-in, black and white folding map of the country around Bath, and closes with a larger, color-printed geological map done by Horace B. Woodward (the latter map contained in a pocket on the back pastedown). One chapter covers the botanical attractions of the area, including a selection of interesting local plants (using scientific terminology and giving brief notes on the locations where they were observed), while another lists the rarer birds and insects to be found.
        The "British Association" that visited Bath in 1888 was the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
        Few U.S. institutions report holding physical copies of this work: WorldCat finds only eight American locations.

Publisher's pebbled blue cloth–covered limp boards, front cover with gilt-stamped title; spine cloth slightly darkened and bubbled, extremities rubbed. Pages and color map slightly age-toned, minor offsetting to upper and inner margins of first few leaves (around tipped-in map), overall internally clean. => A nice copy of an interesting work.  (40375)   Please RESHELVE This.


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