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Fosbroke, Rev. T.D.

THE WYE TOUR,

Or, Gilpin on “The Wye,” With Picturesque Additions and Archæological Illustrations; To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing I.- An Account of Ross. II.-Extracts Concerning the Wye, From “The Tour of a German Prince,” III.-An Account of Goodrich Court, the Seat of Sir S.R. Meyrick. Ross Printed by and for W. Farror ... 1837.
5th Ed. Sm. 8vo. 84pp. vi + 199pp. + [i] + [iv] + 84pp. 3 engraved plates. Some browning, modern e.ps., amateur rebind in modern leather backed marbled boards gilt lettered label to spine. ‘An Account of Goodrich Castle’ with seperate title page and pagination. Apparently the first edition of the above work published in 1818 was the first book to be printed in Ross on Wye. Thomas Dudley Fosbroke [Fosbrooke], (1770–1842), antiquary. ODNB ‘... in 1810 Fosbrooke accepted the curacy of Walford, near Ross, Herefordshire, with the neighbouring parochial chapelry of Ruardean, Gloucestershire; he moved to Walford in 1811. For eighteen years he had studied for eight hours or more a day ... He also wrote tourist guides, the most popular being [the above] (1818; 6th edn, 1841) ...’
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