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Chilcott’s descriptive history of Bristol, ancient and modern, or, a guide to Bristol, Clifton, and the Hotwells : containing an account of the Bristol riots. With topographical notices of the neighbouring villages &c. Fourth edition, improved.

Bristol, J. Chilcott (nd, but c.1840)

Reference: 5967
Price: £100 [convert currency]

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8vo. xv+(1)+356pp, several woodcut text ills, 2 folding maps. Publisher’s decorative cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down, original printed paper spine label. 19th century ink ownership inscription of A.K. Young (?) .

Fourth edition of this extensive guide to ancient and modern Bristol, which eventually ran into at least nine editions. The guide provides a history of the city and notes on all major public buildings and religious, charitable and educational organisations in Bristol and the surrounding area, including lists of the painted portraits in the Chamber of Bristol, as well as of the collection of old master paintings at Leigh Court.