EVANS, Rev. John.

Letters written during a tour through North Wales,


Letters written during a tour through North Wales,
in the year 1798, and at other times;containing views of the history, antiquities, and cutoms of that part of the principality; and interspersed with observations on its scenery, agriculture, botany, mineralogy, trade and manufactures.
Baldwin, London, 1804.

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“John Evans (b. 1767/8, d. in or after 1812), schoolmaster, topographer, and sometime resident of Bristol. He was the son of Benjamin Evans of Lydney, Gloucestershire. He matriculated on 4 April 1789, aged twenty-one, at Jesus College, Oxford, and graduated BA in 1792. He kept a boarding-school at Colston’s Parade, Bristol, and in 1807 at Winterbourne Court, near Bristol. He was the author of A Tour through Part of North Wales (1800) and Letters Written during a Tour through South Wales (1804). He also wrote volume 12, on North Wales, and contributed to volume 11 of The Beauties of England and Wales, compiled by E. W. Brayley and J. Britton. At the time of his last publication, in April 1812, Evans was residing at Delancy Place, Camden Town, London. He had intended to write the account of south Wales for the Beauties, but died shortly after the completion of the first part of the undertaking.” (ODNB).


Third edition. 8vo., xix, 415pp., 2 pages ads at end, uncut, bookplate, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tips, red morocco lettering piece, light wear, a good copy.

Provenance: William Middleton, Suffolk.



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