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A very good original Victorian booklet in the original green card covers. 7.0" x 4.75" x 0.25". [4pp.]/pp.91/[pp.9]/pp.20/[20pp. - Adverts]. Green printed card covers, edged lightly rubbed and bumped. Dark green spine. Rear cover with adverts. More adverts to verso of the front cover. Plus, futher adverts to the next 2 leaves. Separate pagination to the "Flora Of The District..." Followed by a further 10 leaves of adverts. Printed title-page. Full-page map. Two double-page engravings and three full-page engravings. ** " Sir William Gurney Benham, FSA, FRHS ; 16 February 1859 – 13 May 1944) was a newspaper editor, published author and three times Mayor of Colchester. His first job was as a journalist in Wiltshire in 1881. In 1884 he took over the family printing business and began his 59-year editorship of the Essex County Standard. From 1892 to 1929 he edited the newspaper jointly with his brother, Charles Edwin Benham. A "conscientious as well as an excellent scholar", he is now mainly known through his many publications, many of which are transcriptions of official documents from mediaeval times, particularly those related to his home town of Colchester. He also compiled a number of books of quotations, leading a reviewer in the Journal of Education to comment after his death, "it is remarkable that one man — Sir William Gurney Benham — was able to collect and arrange some fifty thousand quotations and proverbs". For ten years he was also editor of the Essex Review. " - Seee Wikipedia
Title: A Guide To Colchester And Its Environs; With A Map Of The Town, and notes on the flora and entomology of the district.
Publisher: Colchester: Benham & Co., 24, High Street, [ no date - c. 1870?] . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 45792