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A Companion to the Guide [&] The Avalonian Guide

 
A Companion to the Guide [&] The Avalonian Guide by WHARTON, Thomas etc (1806)

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Author: WHARTON, Thomas etc
Title: A Companion to the Guide [&] The Avalonian Guide
 
Year: 1806
Publisher: J Cooke;
Place: Oxford and Glastonbury
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £200
 
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Two guides to Glastonbury and Oxford with strong Oxford provenance. Bound in polished calf, raised spine bands with a morocco label, rubbed to edges and extremities. Bookplate of 'James Elwin Millard D.D.' to front pastedown (Millard was appointed Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1863). Both text are uncommon, particularly the Glastonbury guide which is a Bristol printing for a Glastonbury stationer. Thomas Wharton's humorous Oxford guide has lively woodcut illustrations of Oxford punishments and a group of antiquaries 'overtaken in liquor'.

[Thomas Wharton] A Companion to the Guide and A Guide to the Companion Being a Complete Supplement to all the Accounts of Oxford Hitherto Published. A New Edition, J Cooke, Oxford, 1806, pp68, four plates, one vignette

The Avalonian Guide to the Town of Glastonbury and its Environs, fourth edition, 1821, pp64, Printed and Sold for J Wakefield, White Hart Inn, Glastonbury, Mary Bryan and Co, Bristol
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