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Tenby: A Sea-Side Holiday

by Gosse, P.H.

  • Hardback £175.00
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  • Catalogue No : 43069
  • Published : 1856
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xviii, 400, [8]-ads + [4]-ads
  • Publisher : John van Voorst
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 20 col + 4 partly col lithographic plates


First edition. Scarce. 'This volume contains a detailed record of a summer holiday spent at Tenby. Nearly every day's occupation is set down, just as it occurred; tide-pool explorations, cavern searchings, microscopic examinations, scenery huntings, road-side pryings, - here they all are; a faithful narrative of how the Author was engaged for about six weeks at that pleasant little watering place.' - Preface. Written in epistolary style, the letters being addressed to 'E.', an 'esteemed relative in London', probably Gosse's brother-in-law, Edmund Elford Bowes (1808-1877). All the plates except three depict microscopic forms and were drawn by the author.

Adverts at rear dated Jan. 1856.

Freeman & Wertheimer 67, binding variant a


8vo, orig. cloth, rubbed/worn, faded; blind floral frame and double-ruled border to both boards, gt title to spine; split to rear joint/spine neatly refixed. Owner's name and bookseller’s blind stamp to endpaper. Minor foxing to frontis, otherwise all plates clean. A good copy.

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