|Title||Instructive Rambles Extended in London, and the Adjacent Villages. Designed to Amuse the Mind and Improve the Understanding of Youth. By Elizabeth Helme. In Two Volumes.|
|Publisher’s imprint||London: Printed by and for Sampson Low, Berwick Street, Soho: and Sold by E. Newbery, St. Paul’s Church-Yard. 1800.|
|Format||12o; 2 vols: pp. iv. 187(I), iv. 194(II); plates|
|Sources||Corvey; ESTC T106462; lst Google; xNSTC|
|Copy inspected||ECCO BL|
1) T.p. epigraph: [“Knowledge is certainly one of the means of pleasure, as is confessed by the natural desire which every mind feels of increasing its ideas.”]; from Samuel Johnson, Rasselas (1759), ch. 11.
2) Editions: 1806(4th), 1808(5th), 1811(6th).
3) Reviews: Monthly Visitor 9 (1800): 320.
4) Helme suggests that Instructive Rambles Extended and the earlier Instructive Rambles (BTW1081) combine 'her rambles among the real objects of curiosity in the metropolis' with 'her excursions in the regions of fiction' (ii). While metropolitan tourism frames the fiction, both texts subordinate travel matter to historical dialogues and tales told by the characters.
|BTW record no.||BTW1082|