Leamington Spa, James Bisset's Paragon Picture Gallery and Public Reading Rooms
Leamington Spa, James Bisset's Paragon Picture Gallery and Public Reading Rooms, white metal medal, circa 1815, a closed wreath listing the principal attractions of the town and distances to Warwick Oxford, London etc, PRINCIPAL ATTRACTIONS AT LEAMINGTON SPA, rev. eleven lines of listing hotels and inns, A LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL HOTELS INNS &C ALPABETICALLY ARRANGED AT LEAMINGTON SPA, 49 mm. Good extremely fine and very rare in this condition. £Sold
James Bisset (1761 - 1832) was one of the key figures in the development of Leamington as a spa town. He was born in Scotland but moved to Leamington in 1812 where he established a library, newsroom, museum and picture gallery on Clemens Street. In 1819 he built a new museum on the High Street where he housed his collection of Curiosities. Bisset also promoted the town through verse and in his 'Descriptive Guide of Leamington Priors', 1814.
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