Lake, J.W.

Guide de l’étranger à Londres et dans ses environs, précédé d’un itinéraire descriptif et topographique des routes de Paris à Londres, avec tous les renseignemens utiles aux voyageurs. Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée.

Paris, Audin 1835.

Reference: 15157
Price: £125 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (4) + 600pp, 4 folding engraved maps, coloured in outline. Contemporary quarter calf, matbled boards. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel. Some old pencil reading marks in margins. In good condition.

A surprisingly comprehensive guidebook to London, intended for use by travellers from Paris wishing to cross the English Channel (and thus with instructions on how to get from Paris to the French channel ports). Its author, J.W.Lake, seems to have been an Englishman resident in Paris, where he wrote a biography of Byron for the publisher Galignani.