Hardback. Published by George Newnes Limited, London, first edition, 1904, 928 pages, 64 maps and plans.
Leather and cloth bound. Spine and cover corners rubbed and worn. Owners inscription inside front cover. Pages tanned with some slight foxing. Some slight paint spotting to spine and bottom page edges. Otherwise tight and in good condition.
From the preface : The Survey Gazetteer "aims. at being a Survey of British Topography, a complete index of all places of importance or interest in the country, a descriptive and statistical summary of the geographical features of Great Britain and Ireland. The present work is based on the 96 volumes containing the Census of 1901, together with the 696 sheets of the one-inch Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom. It also incorporates the substance of all the principal works on British Topography, Statistics, and Commerce.To any one consulting a gazetteer, the two questions to be answered about any place are, first, 'Where is it ?' and second, 'What about it ?' To answer these questions exactly, concisely, and yet with sufficient definite detail, is the aim of the present work. Every article has been compressed into the smallest space consistent with clearness, while the use of familiar abbreviations and the grouping of places of the same name under one heading has brought the work into a compact and convenient form. Comparative statistics dealing with general trade, shipping, imports and exports, railways, agriculture, parliamentary representation, weather, &c, have been tabulated in an Appendix. In this form they will be found useful tor comparison and easy reference.