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PATERSON’S ROADS;
Paterson, Daniel.

PATERSON’S ROADS;

Being an Entirely Original and Accurate Description of all the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales with Part of the Roads of Scotland. To Which are Added Topographical Sketches of the several Cities, Market Towns and remarkable Villages ... The Whole, Remodelled, Augmented and Improved by the Addition of Numerous New Roads and New Admeasurements ... Also a Table of the Population, from the Census of 1831; To Which is Annexed the Arrival and Departure of the Mail, Together with the Rates of Postage; and An Entirely New Set of Maps.... by Edward Mogg. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, Green and Longman ... N.d. c.[1831].
18th Ed. 16pp. Publishers Adverts. + 82pp. + 715pp. + vi + 44pp. 13 maps on 10 folding sheets including folding frontis. map rebacked in linen. Browning, rebound in plain gilt lettered cloth, some spotting. Daniel Paterson (1738–1825). ODNB ‘... In 1776 Paterson published A Scale of Distances of the Principal Cities and Towns of England, a single-sheet publication with distances displayed in a triangle after the manner of John Norden. In 1771 he published A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in Great Britain. The Description 'on a Plan far preferable to any work of the Kind Extant' in the words of the title-page, went through eighteen editions, including the twelfth (1799) which made extensive and unauthorized use of John Cary's survey as published in the latter's New Itinerary (1798), and the sixteenth (1822) which was extensively revised by Edward Mogg. Paterson's Roads, an epitome of the thirteenth edition, appeared in 1804. Though the Description continued to bear his name it seems that he had withdrawn from its compilation by 1785 ...’
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