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Geography and Travel. 1040: T. H., A Tour Through England

Author: H., T. (reviser)
Title: A tour through England: described in a series of letters from a young gentleman to his sister. With a new map and several copper-plates. Fourth edition, with additions. Revised and corrected by T. H.
Cat. Number: 1040
Date: 1821
1st Edition:
Pub. Place: London
Publisher: William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill
Price: Unknown
Pages: 1 vol., iv + 212 pp.
Size: 14 x 8.5 cm
Illustrations: Fold-out map of England at start, frontispiece and plus several engravings

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This volume is comprised of the letters to his family at home of a boy who is travelling with his father, to recover the father's health. The letters contain brief historical and topographical descriptions of the places the boy has visited. The tour is so rapid, that some of his account reads like a list. This is not, though, a geography text-book to teach children about their country, but rather the descriptions are supposed to be enjoyed, probably as a vicarious visit. In this sense, this volume is a slightly more refined and longer reworking of the 'Curiosities of England' books pioneered by John Newbery in the mid-1700s.