Delineations Historical and Topographical of the Isle of Thanet and the Cinque Ports 1817 18
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Delineations Historical and Topographical of the Isle of Thanet and the Cinque Ports Volume 1
Brayley, Edward Wedlake Deeble, William (Drawings)
110pp Folded A4 tall format (same as this catalogue) stapled booklet with descriptions and illustrations of Thanet in 1817 and before.
Delineations Historical and Topographical of the Isle of Thanet and the Cinque Ports Volume 2
132pp Folded A4 tall format (same as this catalogue) stapled booklet with descriptions and illustrations of the Cinque Ports in 1817 and before.
Volume 1 was originally published in 1817 and Volume 2 in 1818. following the trend we sell each volume separately.
It's a charming Georgian book. I have tried to preserve the atmosphere of a book of this period. Retaining most of the original typeface. I have enlarged the text by about 15% and the illustrations by about 20 % putting two of the original sheets to the page in this tall format
If you can find an elusive copy of the original it will be expensive sad to say most of the original copies have been broken up and their illustrations watercoloured and framed. Of course when it was first published it would have been far too expensive for ordinary people to afford, costing more than a labourers annual income.
It is pleasing that both volumes are now available each for about the price of a paperback novel.
The book is generally thought to be one of the better and more accurate histories of the area and appears in the bibliographies of most subsequent histories. I personally have found it very readable and interesting, I would recommend it to anyone interested in our local history.