Travel in England in the Seventeenth Century

Joan PARKES

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Travel in England in the Seventeenth Century
Travel in England in the Seventeenth Century

"TRAVEL! HOW MUCH IS INCLUDED IN THE WORD"

PARKES, Joan. Travel in England in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford and London: Oxford University Press/ Humphrey Milford, 1925. Octavo, later three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $750.

First edition, illustrated with 40 full-page plates and a large folding map.

Parkes provides an account of the details of travel in the 17th century, from the state of the roads and bridges to the types of carriages and inns, the dangers of highwaymen, and the promise and peril presented by the local town watch.

Fine condition.

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