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About The Seaport Town of Lyme Regis


This guidebook to Lyme Regis was published in 1912, and provides information on the geology and history of the area. According to the preface, the book aimed to appeal to a wide variety of readers - from tired workers taking weekend breaks to serious geologists and archaeologists. The book is also packed with advertisements for a bizarre mixture of goods: flea powder, seasickness draughts, fire insurance, landscape photographs, piano hire. All of these adverts promoted commercial establishments in the town - actually most of them publicise shops belonging to F.Dunster, who is also the publisher of the book.

Taken from: The Seaport Town of Lyme Regis in Dorset
Author / Creator: Cameron, A C G
Publisher: Dunster, F
Date: 1912
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 010352.g.36