Georgian Liverpool was a vibrant maritime city which attracted visitors from across the globe, both for business and for recreation. There was much to enjoy and admire, but such a large and populous centre could be a bewildering place. So, in 1797, Dr William Moss wrote a detailed guide book to the city to allow them fully to understand and appreciate the sights of the town. The second edition of this wonderful guide is reproduced here and provides a truly fascinating window on Liverpool's past, just as the city is once again becoming a magnet for national and international visitors of all kinds. With the addition of contemporary illustrations and helpful background information, historian David Brazendale has ensured that today's readers have an excellent insight into eighteenth-century Liverpool, and therefore gain a better understanding of the city in the twenty-first century.
Liverpool born and bred, David Brazendale is passionate about history, and particularly that of his native city. He is a well known speaker, writer and accredited tutor in the History School of the University of Liverpool, where he has been twice recommended for an award for teaching excellence.