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Old Inns.

London: William Heinemann Ltd., Large 8vo;
viii, 149p.; 16 colour illustrations protected by titled tissue-guards, 45 black and white illustrations and several small drawings at head and tail of chapters.
Publisher’s black cloth with gilt title on upper board and spine, top edge yellow. Small tear to cloth on lower board, spine title a little rubbed.
Cecil Aldin was inspired by the famous “Patterson’s roads” guide book, updated by Mr. Mogg in 1831 to include “a humble little list of inns”. Many of Aldin’s inns are still going strong, these include The George in Dorchester, The Mermaid in Rye and the Lygon arms in Broadway, and the book makes most agreable reading, with a host of historical details and descriptions.