87 Sidney Hall / Samuel Leigh 1820

  

A publisher in the Strand, Samuel Leigh published only one county cartographic work; Leigh’s New Pocket Atlas, with 56 simple miniature maps by Sidney Hall (see also 101), first appeared in 18201. The book could be bought with or without maps and cost 12s or 8s (later 12/6 and 9s) but, from 1825, is usually found bound (with undated title page) together with Leigh’s New Pocket Road-Book of England and Wales (with dated title page): and published by Leigh & Son; Leigh and Co.; G Biggs; G Biggs and Orlando Hodgson respectively. From c.1834 Leigh’s business was run by his widow, Mary Anne Leigh and later by his son.

 

Size 120 x 68 mm including title.                                                                                                                                    English Miles (30 = 30 mm).

DEVONSHIRE. Plate number 9 (AeOS). Imprints: Pub. by S. Leigh, 18. Strand. (AeOS) and Sidy. Hall Sculpt. (EeOS).

                                                                                                                    

1. 1820  Leigh’s New Pocket Atlas of England and Wales (E).
    London. Samuel Leigh. 1820. CCCLXXIII, W, B.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales  
    Bound together with Leigh’s New Pocket Road-Book (1st & 2nd Editions).  
    London. Samuel Leigh. 1825, 1826. CCCLXXIV, BL, RGS; CCCLXXV, C.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 3rd edition of road-book).  
    London. Samuel Leigh. 1831. CCCLXXVI, W, B.
       
2. 1834 Imprint: Pub. by M. A. Leigh 421 Strand. (AeOS). Additions, eg Devonport.  
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 4th edition of road-book)2.  
    London. M A Leigh. 1834.  CCCLXXVII, BL, RGS.
       
    Leigh’s New Pocket Atlas ... corrected since the passing of the Reform Bill.  
    London. M A Leigh. 1834. B.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 5th edition of road-book).  
    London. Leigh & Son. 1835.  C.
       
3. 1837 Hall’s signature erased. Planned railway to Exeter added.  
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 6th edition of the road-book)  
    London. Leigh & Son. 1837. BL, W, C, KB.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 7th edition of the road-book)  
    London. Leigh & Son. 1839. W, C.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 8th edition of the road-book)  
    London. Leigh & Co. 1840. RGS, KB.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 9th edition of the road-book)  
    London. G Biggs. 1842.   Guild.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wale                                          
    London. G Biggs. 1842.   P.
       
    Leigh’s New Atlas of England and Wales (bound with 10th edition of the road-book)  
    London. G Biggs and Orlando Hodgson. 1843. W, KB.

 


 

[1] H Whitaker records an 1820 edition of Leigh’s New Picture of England and Wales by the same publishers.

[2] From 1834 until 1840 the publisher on the Atlas title page is always M A Leigh (and is undated); the details here are those of the publisher of the Pocket Road-Book which is dated. Atlas publisher from 1840 is Leigh & Son.