Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A Description of the Isle of Thanet 1763

This is a fairly small guide book aimed at Thanet tourists at that time, which I bought this week with the intention of producing a cheap reprint, to add to the others I produce, see http://michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/

Interesting to me as bookseller as it has the price in 1763 printed on it 1/- and it also has the restaurant price list for The New Inn and the assembly rooms in Margate, a 72 page booklet roughly equating to the cost of breakfast in a posh eatery.

I am expecting the reprint to cost around £4

As you can see from the advert, buyers were price conscious. 

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