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Instructive Rambles Extended in London, and the Adjacent Villages

Published 1800
Author Helme, Elizabeth
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
Notes

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.

Genre Narrative
BTW record no. BTW1082
Region England

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