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First edition in a dust jacket, 68 pages. Numerous black-and-white drawings. The pictorial boards are replicated on the dust jacket. The book traces the development of a flourishing seaside resort from the original poverty-stricken fishing village to the present magnificent marine metropolis covering many acres of what had heretofore been virgin downland. The book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, but a little grubby; price clipped. The top edge is greyed, the other edges are a little marked. The underlying pictorial boards are clean, the gilt text on the spine is bright; the corners are scuffed. Some foxing on the endpapers, the text block is clean and free of foxing. One mark on page 1 otherwise clean. Previous owner's bookplate on the end papers.