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The New Bath guide; or, Useful pocket companion for all persons residing at or resorting to this ancient city. Giving an account of the first discovery of its medicinal waters by King Bladud; Saxon and Roman antiquities, nature and efficacy of the warm baths and Sudatories. With the rules and prices of bathing and pumping. The virtues of the Bath waters used internally and externally. Lists of the body corporate, attornies, medical faculty, artists, inns and taverns, lodging-houses, boarding ditto, price of lodgings, mail and other coaches, chairmen's fares, waggons, carriers and post, barges to and from Bristol, &c. Institution and present state of the general hospital; description of the assembly-rooms, publick charities, churches, chapels, and other edifices. The principal roads to different parts of the kingdom; with a description of the city of Bristol, and the hotwells; monuments of antiquity, and gentlemen's seats, in the environs of Bath. Directions for passing the Severn into Wales; and many other particulars worthy observation. (Embellished with four copper-plate engravings, viz. portraits of both masters of the ceremonies, plan of the city, and elevation of the Town-Hall. To which is added, the life, character, &c. of Richard Nash, Esq; who presided over the amusements of this city upwards of fifty years.

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Bath : Printed by R. Cruttwell, for A. Taylor, bookseller and stationer, No. 12, Argyle-Street. Sold also by all the booksellers in Bath and Bristol; by R. Baldwin, Pater-noster-Row, and E. Newbery, Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, London.-Price one shilling, 1800.

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80p.,plates : ill.,ports.,map ; 120.


A new edition, improved and much enlarged.

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ESTC T193965



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