Prospects and Observations; on a Tour in England and Scotland.

  • 'Newte, Thomas' [i.e. William Thomson]
  • London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1791
  • ESTC T1309.


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4to, pp. viii, 440 + folding map frontispiece and 23 plates. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands. Some foxing, wormhole to blank margin at gutter for first eleven gatherings. Binding worn and marked, sometime plainly rebacked.


The first edition under this title - a shorter version had appeared as 'A Tour in England and Scotland' two years earlier - of the most famous work by by William Thomson (1746-1817). Thomson often published under pseudonyms, and 'Thomas Newte' achieved such recognition that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in his own right. 'Newte', supposedly from Devonshire, toured the Scotland that Thomson, actually born in Perthshire and educated at St Andrews and Edinburgh, would have known well.

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