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A Description of the Part of Devonshire Bordering on the Tamar and the Tavy

Published 1836
Author Bray, Anna Eliza
Title A Description of the Part of Devonshire Bordering on the Tamar and the Tavy; Its Natural History, Manners, Customs, Superstitions, Scenery, Antiquities, Biography of Eminent Persons, &c. &c. In a Series of Letters to Robert Southey, Esq. By Mrs. Bray, Author of ‘Travels in Normandy,’ ‘Fitz of Fitz-Ford,’ ‘The Talba,’ ‘De Foix,’ etc. In Three Volumes.
Publisher’s imprint London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXXVI [1836].
Printer’s colophon London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street.
Format 12o; 3 vols: pp. iv. 394(I), 356(II), 373(III)
Sources BBT, 86; NSTC 2S42909
Copy inspected Google NYPL
  1. T.p. epigraph: [“I own the power / Of local sympathy that o’er the fair / Throws more divine allurement, and o’er all / The great more grandeur, and my kindling muse, / Fired by the universal passion, pours / Haply a partial lay.” Carrington’s Dartmoor.]; from Nicholas Toms Carrington, Dartmore: A Descriptive Poem (1826), ll. 12-18.

  2. In her preface, Bray notes that ‘the writer ... has attempted to act on his [Robert Southey’s] plan’; the letters themselves are addressed to Southey.

  3. Editions: 1838 as Traditions, Legends, Superstitions, and Sketches of Devonshire [...] By Mrs. Bray [...].

  4. Reviews: Monthly Rev. 1.3, n.s. (Mar. 1836): 417-31; British Mag. 9 (Apr. 1836): 417; Quarterly Rev. 59.118 (Oct. 1837): 275-327; London Quarterly and Holborn Rev. 24.48 (July 1865): 341-63.

  5. Full text links: Google, vol. 1; vol. 2; vol. 3

Genre Narrative letters
BTW record no. BTW1030
Region England

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