GRAY'S NEW BOOK OF ROADS. THE TOURIST TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO THE ROADS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, AND PART OF SCOTLAND ON AN ENTIRELY NEW PLAN...By GEORGE CARRINGTON GRAY. LONDON: PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, JONES, AND CO. PATERNOSTER ROW. 1824
Half leather 18mo. (15x13cm.) Gilt title and decoration to spine.
2pp. blank endpapers | Illustrated (Horsemen paying a toll at a Toll Gate) half title | 2pp. Advertisements Sherwood publications | Title | Explanation | 3pp. Preface | Mail Coach Routes | Thames Distance Table | Explanation of Direct Roads Itinerary | 86pp. Itinerary Direct Roads | 2pp. Explanation of Cross Roads itinerary | 67pp Itinerary Cross roads | Reference to the Maps | Map England & Wales | Map South of Scotland | 3pp. County maps | Map of The Lakes | 39pp County maps | Map South Wales | Map North Wales | Map Isle of Thanet | 28 pp. Index | 2pp blank endpapers.
The book is complete as issued but lacks the map of Derbyshire. Both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are numbered 26 in the index and some copies of the work contain a replacement map of Derbyshire by J. Farey. Also, the Reference page to the maps calls for a general Map of England and Wales opposite the title page but is not included here, again, as issued. The maps are uncoloured and printed one side only and were first published in parts issues in Topographical and statistical description of the county of...by Charles Cooke from 1805, here reprinted with plate numbers added outside border top right.
Very good clean example in original binding.