London: Printed for the Author; sold by Edward and Charles Dilly, J. Robson, and J. Walter, 1779. [xii] pages including a list of subscribers and errata, followed by 147 pages of text. Illustrated with a double four-edge painting, each aspect with two scenes (four images total). In an Edwards of Halifax binding of full vellum with figural drawings on both covers. The spine has gilt titles and fancy gilt panel devices, and the covers have borders of ornamental gilt rolls, a.e.g. The spine and covers are lightly to moderately toned and soiled, and the leather spine label is worn; all else near fine. The fore-edge paintings include Ravarscraig Castle, Wouldham Church, Magdalen College and St. John's College. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on the inside front cover. Protected in a custom slipcase with gilt lettering. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to). (Inventory #: 017098)
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