Rides Round Britain by John Byng

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Rides Round Britain

by John Byng, Viscount Torrington

Edited by Donald Adamson, Engravings by Anne Hayward

The Folio Society, 1996, b/w illustrations, b/w frontispiece, hardcover with marbled boards, brown colour-toned fore-edge, slipcase

Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, price clipped title page, slipcase shows minor edge and shelf wear

'Byng's late 18th C. diaries of his travels are greatly enhanced by Anne Hayward's engravings. Full of wonderful (and often amusingly cranky) detail ranging over the price of feed for his horse, the weather as he rode or walked, precisely what he ate at each stop, and of course his opinion on the merit of whatever vista or grand structure he was viewing. Completely fascinating and detailed look at the people who inhabited his world and what daily life was like for many of them' - (Goodreads Reviewer)