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Matlock Bath, the Heights of Abraham
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century : Photographs, Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
Heights of Abraham

This engraving is captioned Heights of Abraham, Matlock.
The first edition of Smedley's book claimed that this view was "seen from the Hydropathic Establishment, Matlock Bank".
As we can see the Upper Towers on the Heights, this was clearly untrue.
Nineteenth century books often referred to Matlock Bath as Matlock.
18th and 19th Century Tourist Guides, transcripts & illustrations

From the same book:
View from Bank

Starting out

Drawing Room


Riber Hall
Matlock Bath

High Tor


Riber Castle

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Smedley's Practical Hydropathy

John Smedley

The above mid 19th century engraving has been taken from:
Smedley, John "Smedley's Practical Hydropathy, 15th ed.", James Blackwood & Co., Paternoster Row, London, p.136. By the time this edition was published Mr. Smedley had died and the business had been taken over by Smedley's Hydropathic Company (Limited)
Image scan and information © Ann Andrews
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