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A tour from Alston Moor to Harrowgate, and other tours,

A folio volume lettered on the spine 'Pennant's Tour to Harrowgate', and inscribed on the title-page 'Tours in Durham, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Dorsetshire, and Buckinghamshire, by Tho[mas] Pennant'. The contents consist of accounts of three tours, (a) From Alston Moor to Harrowgate (128 pp. followed by itinerary and index), (b) From Cowes to Lyme Regis (59 pp.), and (c) Tour in Buckinghamshire (15 pp. followed by an incomplete itinerary to (b) and (c)). The first sentence of the text, which reads 'I now resume the tour which I had left unfinished at Alston Moor, p. 234 of vol. XXII of the Outlines of the Globe', appears to connect the present volume with the twenty-two manuscript volumes of Pennant's work entitled Outlines of the Globe, now in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The account of the first tour is substantially the same as that given in the version edited and published [by David Pennant], under the title A Tour from Alston-Moor to Harrowgate and Brimham Crags; by Thomas Pennant, Esq. (London, 1804). There are occasional variations in wording and phrasing, and some variation in content, such as the omission in the published work of the manuscript account (pp. 87-93) of the visit to Newby Hall, and the list given of the paintings and sculpture to be found in that residence. The break which occurs in the narrative in the printed version (p. 111), occurs also in the manuscript account (p. 112). The first part of the tour, undertaken in 1773, was brought to an end when the traveller reached Knaresborough, and the second part of the journey, consisting of a visit to Harrowgate, and thence to Ripley Hall and Brimham Crags, in the parish of Halifax, was not undertaken until 1777. The manuscript account lists, without describing, places in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire, visited, or passed through, by the traveller on the return to Downing in 1773. This is not done in the published version. The account of tour (a) is profusely illustrated with some seventy-seven illustrations. Of these, twenty-one are original drawings, and include wash or water-colour drawings of Bradley Hall, Raby Castle (2), Rippon Minster, Fountain's Abbey (2), [one of the standing stones called the Devil's Arrows, situated west of Borough Bridge], and St. Robert's chapel [Knaresborough], all signed by Moses Griffith; wash or water-colour drawings of Brance speth Castle (Durham), Raby Castle, [two more of the Devil's Arrows previously mentioned], and [Brimham Crags], all unsigned, but probably by Moses Griffith; a water- colour drawing of Winston Bridge, signed S. Wilkinson; a sketch of an effigy of Sir William Slingsby, signed by Moses Griffith; and sketches of an effigy of William de Whitworth in Whitworth churchyard, Danish camps on Thornborough Heath, an entrenchment on Gateshill, near Knaresborough (inserted), and an inscribed pig of lead found on Kayshaw Moor (inserted). The remaining illustrations are mostly engravings, chiefly in line, and include portraits of John Egerton, bishop of Durham, Thomas [Percy], earl of Northumberland, John Hacket, bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, John Cosin, bishop of Durham, Sir Henry Vane, the elder, Sir Henry Vane, the younger, John Pym, R. Hutchinson, Ralph [Hopton], lord Hopton, [Isabel], duchess of Grafton, Louis XIV, George Villiers [4th] duke of Buckingham, Basil Fielding [sic] [2nd] earl of Denbigh, Charles V, Ludovicus Requesentius, Eugene Aram (convicted at York, 1759, for the murder of Daniel Clark of Knaresborough), and Ann Allan of Blackwell Grange; and topographical illustrations of Witton Castle, the tower of Witton Castle, Bradley Hall, Brance-speth Castle, Staindrop Church, Athelstan Abbey, Eggleston Abbey, Winch Bridge over the Tees, Iron Bridge near Chooka, Caldron Snout on the Tees, Tees Force, Wycliffe Hall, Ravensworth Castle, Hack Fall (2), the Moon Pond and the Temple of Piety with part of Studley Park, Fountain's Abbey, Knaresborough Castle (2), the entrance to St. Robert's Chapel, near Knaresborough, the inside of the said chapel, Harrogate, and Brimham Crags (2). Inset are a copy of a letter from Tho[ma]s Robinson of Pickering, to Roger Gale of Scruton, 1724 (archaeological remains in part of Yorkshire), and a holograph letter from W[illia]m Burgh, from York, to Thomas Pennant, at Downing, near Holywell, 1774 (notifying recipient that he was sending him a sketch of the south- east aspect of Fountain's Abbey, suggestions as to making an engraving from the sketch) (the sketch itself is inset with the letter). The accounts of tours (b) and (c) do not appear to have been published, and neither is illustrated. As in the case of the two preceding manuscripts, NLW MSS 12706-12707E, the scribe was again possibly Thomas Jones.

?Thomas Jones.

A Tour in Wales,

Four volumes, each one lettered on the spine 'Tour in Wales', and each containing a section of the text (pre 1810 editions) of Thomas Pennant: A Tour in Wales, with manuscript emendations and additions (marginal and inset) by Thomas and David Pennant. 12709C: A Tour in Wales, vol. I (London, 1784), containing only the first part, pp. [i-viii, 1]-238, of the volume, i.e., the account of the journey from Downing, via Holywell, Flint, Northop, Hawarden, to Chester, and thence to Holt, Bangor, and Overton. On a fly-leaf at the end of the volume is a corn return, February 1796, for the parishes of Whitford, Holywell, Northop, Caerwys, Halkin, Skeiviog, and Flint [co. Flint]. 12710C: The Journey to Snowdon (London, 1781), pp. [i-iv, 1-192]. The text corresponds to that published [as Part 1] of A Tour in Wales, vol. II (London, 1784), rather than to that published separately in 1781, or [as Part I] of A Tour in Wales, vol. II (London, 1783). The ten supplemental plates to the Tour in Wales, together with the notes thereon, have been bound in at the end of the volume. 12711C: A Tour in Wales, MDCCLXX, vol. II (London, 1783), containing only the first part, pp. [i-iv, I-184], of the volume, i.e., the account of the journey to Snowdon. Nine of the ten supplemental plates to the Tour in Wales, and the notes thereon, have been bound in at the end of the volume. 12712C: A volume containing pp. 184-487, and the last eight unnumbered pages, of [A Tour in Wales, vol. II (1783)], i.e., 'Continuation of the Journey', 'From Downing to Montgomery and Shrewsbury', Appendices I-XVII, and the index. In addition to the usual notes by Thomas and David Pennant, inset are notes by Hugh Davies [botanist], a holograph letter from Ar. Blayney, from Gregynog, to Thomas Pennant, at Downing, 1782 (personal, forwarding ? a letter from Sir John Pryce [5th bart., of Newtown, co. Montgomery], the said Sir John's three marriages, genealogical information re the writer's ancestors), and a table giving an 'Estimate of the population of Anglesey in the year 1795, by J. W. Prichard of Plas y Brain', together with the population figures according to the census of 1801.

Thomas Pennant and others.

A Tour in Wales,

An interleaved copy of Henry P. Wyndham : A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales ... 1774 (London, 1775), with comments and notes by another traveller.

Additions to Pennant's Outlines of the Globe,

Thomas Pennant's copy of his Outlines of the Globe. The View of Hindoostan. Vol. 1. Western Hindoostan (London, 1798), containing original hand-coloured and pen-and-ink drawings, the original water-colour headpiece by Moses Griffith, Junior, and extra illustrations not contained in the published work, including two engraved plates by Thomas Vivares. Pasted-in cuttings from other works include two woodcuts from Thomas Coryate, Greeting from the Court of the Great Mogul, 1616. Plates, drawings and engravings found loose inside the volume have, where possible, been tipped in between the relevant pages. Other items loose inside (23 ff.), mostly relating to the text, include notes by Thomas Pennant; a list of costs relating to the production of volumes I and II of the work; and letters (4) 1796-8 and n.d. to Thomas Pennant, including a letter, 1798, from Luigi Schiavonetti, and an undated note from Sir Elijah Impey.

Thomas Pennant and others.

Additions to Pennant's Outlines of the Globe,

Thomas Pennant's copy of his Outlines of the Globe. The View of Hindoostan. Vol. II. Eastern Hindoostan (London, 1798), containing original water-colours and hand-coloured and pen-and-ink drawings, and extra illustrations not contained in the published work. Included are two drawings by Thomas Pennant, the original water-colour headpiece by William Angus, and water-colours by Thomas Pennant and Moses Griffith, Junior. Plates, drawings and engravings found loose inside the volume have been tipped in between the relevant pages. Other items loose inside (26 ff.) relating to the work include notes by Thomas Pennant; and letters (8) 1798 to Thomas Pennant, including a letter from the Royal Society thanking him for their copy of his work, and letters from Thomas Daniell (1), John Douglas, bishop of Salisbury (3) and Patrick Russell (1).

Thomas Pennant and others.

Additions to Pennant's Outlines of the Globe,

A proof copy of Thomas Pennant, Outlines of the Globe, Vol. III. The View of India Extra Gangem, China, and Japan (London, 1800), edited by David Pennant and containing many additions, corrections and annotations by him, none apparently incorporated in the published work. These range from the purely textual to those providing additional information gleaned from other sources. Notes and other material relating to the text found loose inside have been tipped in between the relevant pages or at the end of the volume. Included is a letter, 1785, to Thomas Pennant from the botanist William Hudson.

Thomas Pennant, David Pennant and others.

Antiquitates Parochiales,

An incomplete transcript of 'Antiquitates Parochiales ... De Paraeciis et Villulis Maene' by Henry Rowlands, author of Mona Antiqua Restaurata ... (Dublin, 1723).

Thomas Pennant.

Arctic zoology,

An imperfect copy of Thomas Pennant: Arctic Zoology. Vol. I. Introduction. Class 1. Quadrupeds (London, 1784), wanting pp. xxi-xxii, xxv-xxxii, lxxvii-lxxx, and xciii-xciv. Corrections and additional notes, in the hand of David and Thomas Pennant, appear in the margins, on fly-leaves, and on pages or pieces of paper, inset or added at the beginning and end of the volume. An undated letter from Captain Macbride to Mr. [Thomas] Pennant (in third person), enclosing notes on turbot fishing, has also been inset.

Thomas Pennant, David Pennant and others.

Cary's New Itinerary,

A copy of Cary's New Itinerary : Or, An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads ... throughout England and Wales ... (London, 1798), with details by David Pennant of journeys and tours made by him in various years between 1799 and 1839, including his bills at inns and posting houses.

David Pennant.

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