VERY. Book A comprehensivestudy of all the major roads in England and WalesSecond Edition, with ImprovementsAsmart copy of Cary, straight from a country house library. Originally a commission by the Postmaster General and with two fold-out maps of Britain. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoniette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaelogy. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. These works come directly from the sale of the Titley Court estate. John Cary was originally an apprentice engraver in London. He set up his own business in 1783 and soon gained a good reputation for his maps and globes. His atlas, published in 1787, became a standard reference work in England. His map of the major roads contains an index of the directroads to London, and the roads measured from various Londonlocations such asHyde Park Corner. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Heavy rubbing to spine and boards. Rear joint is tender but still reasonably firm. Front hinge is startingbutfirm, rear hinge is tender. Prior owner's ink inscription to front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age-toned. Light scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERYGOOD.
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