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Counsel, G.W.

The history and description of the city of Gloucester, from the earliest period to the present time ; with an account of St.Peter’s abbey, the cathedral, churches, and other religious houses ; public buildings and charitable institutions … a description of the antiquities that have at different times been found in that city and neighbourhood .. the origin and present state of the port of Gloucester ; the Gloucester and Berkeley canal (etc).

Gloucester, “printed for and sold by J.Bulgin” 1829.

Reference: 11555
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

Small 8vo. x + 252pp. Publisher’s cloth, neatly rebacked. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of William Paul on title leaf. Subsequently in the library of the New Hampshire Historical Society, with their bookplate and withdrawn stamp (and old stamped library stock number at top of dedication leaf).

First and only edition of this history and guide book to the city of Gloucester, carefully compiled by George Worrall Counsel (1758-1843), a local solicitor.