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The British Tourists; or Traveller's Pocket Companion, through England

ISBN 9784902454536
Published March 2, 2010 by Routledge
2700 Pages

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Book Description

This is a facsimile reprint of the 1800 edition of The British Tourists, one of the earliest example of pocket-sized travel guides in England.

  • The entries cover all areas of the British Isles, including Scotland, Wales and Ireland; and this second edition is supplemented with the additional volume for Oxfordshire, Cambridge and London which was omitted from the first edition.
  • Collecting texts by highly reputed eighteenth-century authors, including Samuel Johnson, Thomas Pennant, and Arthur Young, it became a unique anthology of travel narratives as well as a practical guide.
  • Published around the period of turn of the nineteenth century, it is a valuable primary source for anyone studying eighteenth-century British culture and the beginning of the new century of travel.

Table of Contents

Volume I  Fist Tour in Scotland by Thomas Pennant, in 1769.  Second Tour in Scotland and a Voyage to the Hebrides, by Thomas Pennant, in 1772.  Volume II  Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson in 1773.  Tour in Ireland by Richard Twiss in 1775.  Excursion to the Lakes, with a Tour through Part of the North of England by W. Hutchinson in 1773 and 1774.  Tour through Some of the Midland Counties into Derbyshire and Yorkshire by William Bray in 1777.  Volume III  Tour through different Parts of England, Scotland, and Wales by Richard Joseph Sullivan in 1778.  Tour in Ireland by Arthur Young made between 1776 and 1779.  Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales by Henry Penruddocke Wyndham in 1774 and 1777.  Journey from Chester to London by Thomas Pennant in 1780.  Volume IV  Travels through various Parts of England in 1782 by Charles P. Moritz.  Tour in England and Scotland in 1785 by Thomas Newte.  Tour to the West of England by the Rev. Stebbing Shaw.  Volume V  Tour of the Isle of Wight by Mr. J. Hassell in 1789.  Tour through the Isle of Man by David Robertson in 1791  Tour through South Wales, and Some of the adjacent English Counties by Henry Skrine.  Tour through North Wales, and Some of the adjacent English Counties by Henry Skrine.  Journal of the Three Weeks Tour in 1797 through Derbyshire to the Lakes by Johnson Grant.  Volume VI  Tour of London by Thomas Pennant.  Tour of the University of Oxford by the Editor.  Tour of the University of Cambridge by a Student, in a Letter to a Friend.  Tour of Health and Pleasure: or a Visit to the Principal Sea-Bathing Places, and Mineral Waters, in England, in a Letter to the Editor.  A List of all the Cities, Boroughs, Market-Towns, and remarkable Villages, in England and Wales; The Days on which their Markets are held, and how far distant from London in measured Miles.

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