|Matlock Advertisements in Tourist Guides
|Eighteenth and nineteenth century tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
Transcripts of advertisements in tourist guides, sorted chronologically
|UNDER THE ESPECIAL PATRONAGE OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
MAWE'S ORIGINAL ROYAL MUSEUM, MATLOCK-BATH.
The Proprietor begs leave to announce, that the STOCK ON SALE,
at the above Establishment, is of a very superior and splendid
CONSISTING OF SUPERB INLAID AGATE, & MARBLE TABLES;
ALSO BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED TABLES;
With Antique Borders, and Moonlight or Diamond Engraved Centres,
representing the finest Ancient and Modern Buildings, Figures
These Tables are now elegantly mounted on marble feet, in a
style far superior to any thing of the kind yet offered to the
CHIMNEY PIECES, MARBLE SLABS, URNS, &C.
BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN ALABASTERS,
expressly executed for the above Establishment, and very superior
to the generality of Alabasters imported from Italy.
THE FINEST SCULPTURED
Models of the Leaning Tower and Baptistero of Pisa, Trajan's
THE BORGHESE, MEDECIAN, AND WARWICK VASES,
AND THE GROUPS OF STATUES AFTER THE ANTIQUE.
Are Perfect Specimens in this department.
"The Matlock Companion", A. Jewitt, 1835,
p53. DLSL 143. (AA, with thanks to Jane Steer)
[Note: there is now an image of this elsewhere on the site
- see right]
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
Derbyshire Spar and Marble Ornaments,
AFTER THE MOST APPROVED ANTIQUE SHAPES, EXECUTED IN THE BEST
STYLE BY DERBYSHIRE WORKMEN.
THE SPLENDID OBELISKS OF RAMSES & OSORTSEEN.
Executed for His late Majesty, From Drawings furnished EXCLUSIVELY
from this Establishment.
ALSO THE BELZONI'S OBELISK,
Executed for His Grace the Duke of Devonshire ;
TOGETHER WITH THE OBELISKS OF CLEOPATRA, From LUXOR, EDFOU,
CARNAC & PHIL, cannot fail to interest the Connoisseur.
The greatest variety in Mosaic, Plain, or Engraved with Landscapes
or Figures, encircled with beautifully cut and inlaid Borders.
Beautiful Mosaic Brooches, necklaces, Ear Drops &c.
FIGURES OF DOGS, CATTLE, &C. SCULPURED IN A SUPERIOR MANNER.
FRENCH AND ENGLISH BRONZES.
FOREIGN CHINA, IN FIGURES, VASES AND MAGNIFICENT JARS.
AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MINERALS.
MINERAL CABINETS, Arranged and Described for the Use of Learners,
from 2 to 20 Guineas each.
SHELLS AND CORALS, A BEAUTIFUL VARIETY.
Splendid Groups of Birds and Insects.
THE BEST WORK ON MINERALOGY, GEOLOGY, AND CONCHOLOGY.
Orders executed with the greatest dispatch, and at considerably
TUFA FOR ROCK WORK,
And arranged Collections of Rocks and Minerals, illustrative
of the GEOLOGY of DERBYSHIRE, may be had by applying to MR.
THE MUSEUM LIBRARY
Is connected with this Establishment; the London & Provincial
Papers, Magazines, Reviews, and other Periodicals, are regularly
The ONLY ENTRANCE to Adam and Co.'s Museum, is by a Flight of
Stairs from the Door nearest the Hotel.
"The Gem of the Peak" by W. Adam pub. London;
Longman & Co., Paternoster Row MDCCCXL . 2nd Edition
|Onsite Images of
Advertisements in Guides
Seat of Richard Arkwright, Esq. Engraving from 'The Beauties of
England and Wales', by John Britton and Edward Wedlake Brayley,
Vol III, published in 1802, Cumberland, Isle of Man, and Derbyshire
House Hydropathic Establishment
Advertisement, with engraving, from "Black's Guide to
Derbyshire" (1888), A & C Black, Edinburgh, with quotation
from the guide.
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