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The new Bath guide; or, useful pocket companion; necessary for all persons residing at, or resorting to, this ancient and opulent city. Giving an account of the first discovery of its medicinal waters, by King Bladud; The Nature and Efficacy of the Warm Baths and Sudatories, And the Rules, with the prices of Bathing and Pumping. The Virtues of the Bath Waters used inwardly or externally. Lists of the Medical Faculty, Artists, and Attornies. A Description of the Assembly-Rooms, Public Charities, Churches, Chapels, and other Edifices; A List of the Lodging and Boarding-Houses, and Price of Lodgings. Also, an Account of The Regulations the Chiramen are subject to, and their Fares to different Parts of the City. A List of all the Inns and Taverns, the Names of the People they are kept by, and their situations; with An Account of the Machines, Post-Coaches, and Diligences, that set out from each. A Table of the going out and coming in of the Post, Waggons, Carriers, &c. The Principal Roads to different Parts of the Kingdom: Directions for Passing the Severn into Wales; And many other particulars worthy Observation. (the whole embellished with five Copper-Plate Engravings, viz. Portraits of both Masters of the Ceremonies, Plan of the City, Elevation of the Town-Hall, and View of the Crescent.) 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, 1780.

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72p.,plates : port. ; 80.


A new edition, corrected and much enlarged.

References note

ESTC T107468

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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