Rare 1802 The imperial guide Picturesque Road Maps

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  • Baker, J. (1802). The imperial guide: With picturesque plans of the great post roads, containing miniature likenesses engraved from real sketches, of the cities and towns ... Also, a new letter press description of all the celebrated scenery and local events ... and interspersed with biographical, chronological, and historical anecdotes. London: C. Whittingham. iv, 66 pages;  plates--18 scenic "picturesque plans" hand-colored, each with miniature images of buildings and landmarks, and 9 engraved uncolored plates of views bound at end. Title is followed by a double-page (more precisely 2 images facing each other)

       "End of v. 1," p. 66./ No more published. (OCLC)

       Later 3/4 leather with red mor. label; early engraved bookplate; minor wear.

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