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The traveller's pocket-companion: Or, A compleat description of the roads, in tables of their computed and measured distances, by an actual survey and mensuration by the wheel, from London to all the considerable cities and towns in England and Wales; together with the mail-roads, and their several stages, and the cross-roads from one city or eminent town to another. With directions what turnings are to be avoided in going or returning on journeys, and instructions for riding post. To which is annexed, a new survey-map, which shews the market-days, and remarkable things; the whole laid down in a manner that strangers may travel without any other guide. Also an account of the expences of sending a letter or pacquet by express from the general post-office, without loss of time, to any part of Great Britain. To which is added, an appendix, containing a further description of the roads. Also, W. Tompion's measure of the roads to Bath, for the use of those who travel in post-charises. Likewise, an exact alphabetical list of all the stage-coaches and carriers, with the days and places they set out from London, and the parts adjacent. The second edition. By a person who has belonged to the publick offices upwards of twenty years.

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London : Printed for the author, and sold by J. Hodges, at the Looking-Glass over-against St. Magnus's Church, London-Bridge, 1743.

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xvi,180p.,plate : map ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T176250



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