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A poetic survey round Birmingham : with a brief description of the different curiosities and manufactories of the place : intended as a guide to strangers / by J. Bisset ; accompanied by A magnificent directory ; with the names, professions, &c. superbly engraved in emblematic plates.

Author/Creator:
Bisset, J. (James), 1762?-1832.
Publication:
Birmingham : Printed for the author by Swinney and Hawkins ; Sold by T. Heptinstall, London, Swinney and Hawkins, Birmingham, and all other booksellers, [1800]
Format/Description:
Book
VIII, [1], 10- 62, [2] p., [28] leaves of plates : ill. (engravings), map ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Poetry of places.
Birmingham (England) -- Guidebooks.
Birmingham (England) -- Poetry.
Birmingham (England) -- Directories.
Form/Genre:
Directories.
Place of Publication:
England Birmingham.
Contents:
Ramble of the gods through Birmingham
A magnificent directory comprising the names, &c. of upwards of three hundred professional gentlemen, merchants, bankers, tradesmen, manufacturers, &c. of Birmingham ...
Notes:
"A magnificent directory" has special title leaf which reads: A magnificent directory comprising the names, &c. of upwards of three hundred professional gentlemen, merchants, bankers, tradesmen, manufacturers, &c. of Birmingham: elegantly engraved in superb and emblematic plates, respectfully inscribed to all patronizers of the liberal arts, by their most obedient, and obliged servant, James Bisset. Museum, Birmingham, Jan. 1,1800. Printed for the author; by Swinney and Hawkins, High-street, Birmingham. Sold by T. Heptinstall, 304, Holborn, London, Swinney and Hawkins, Birmingham, and all other booksellers.
Preface dated at end: Museum, Birmingham, Jan. 1, 1800.
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-E⁴ [F]² G² H-I⁴.
Map after drawing by Js. Sherriff.
Plates by or after T. Hancock, F. Eginton, Reynolds, Smith, Howe, and Hollins.
Head- and tail-pieces.
"Entered at Stationers' Hall. Price 6s. With proof plates 10s. 6d. coloured one guinea; or printed in colours 2L. 2s."--Half-title leaf.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Craig D. Ritchie Bequest Fund.
RBC copy has ms. bibliographical note in pencil on blank leaf following front free endpaper.
RBC copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2017 from Roger Gaskell Rare Books.
RBC copy: edges untrimmed.
Penn Chronology:
1800
Cited in:
ESTC T143270
Goldsmiths'-Kress 17827
Contributor:
Sherriff, James, illustrator.
Eginton, Francis, 1775-1823, illustrator.
Hancock, Thomas, active 1794-1804, illustrator.
Smith, of Birmingham, illustrator.
Hollins, William, 1763-1843, illustrator.
Reynolds, William, active 1800-1811, illustrator.
Howe, illustrator.
Craig D. Ritchie Bequest Fund.
OCLC:
147337659
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