Beeton’s British Gazetteer. Samuel Orchart Beeton Published by Ward Lock and Tyler, London. Circa 1870. “A Topographical and Historical Guide to the United Kingdom Containing Nearly Five Thousand Distinct Articles with the Correct Pronunciation of the Name of Every Place.” 12mo up to 7½” tall. 284 pages plus 32 pages of publisher’s ads. Beautifully rebound in thick leather boards with gilt title and banded spine; card stock pale yellow endpapers. Contents are in very good condition with a few inked names to original rear endpaper; light and occasional foxing and soiling.
Samuel Orchart Beeton was an English publisher, best known as the husband of Mrs. Beeton and publisher of Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management. He also founded and published Boy’s Own Magazine, the first and most influential boys’ magazine.