London: Printed for the author, by W. Blumer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, , 1821. First edition. Good/References: Jackson, 48; Windle and Pippin A38a; Windle and Pippin A44 ("A Series of Groups.") Extra-illustrated edition includes George Lewis's "A series of groups, illustrating the physiognomy, manners, and character of the people of France and Germany," with separate title page, pagination, and extra engraved title page inserted after the dedication page. . 3 volumes, royal octavo (26 cm); I: xvi, , 16, , xxvi, , 462, lxxx (including extra engraved title, and Lewis's "Series of Groups"); II: , 556; III: , 622, lxii, and 83 plates (1 in color, 3 in sepia, and 5 double page), 64 india paper prints mounted in text. Extra illustrated with 52 plates by George Lewis printed on india paper and mounted, illustrating "the manners and characters of the inhabitants of France and Germany," according to the extra engraved title page. Lacks half titles. Dedication page in volume 1 engraved with crest of the Roxburghe Club, rather than with portrait of Dibdin. Bound in green straight-grain morocco ruled in gilt with corner ornaments in gilt, and armorial crest stamped on all boards. All edges gilt. All three volumes with mid-nineteenth-century armorial bookplate of Robert Walters, along with engraved pictorial bookplate dated 1919 of Leroy Crummer MD (1872-1934), and of the American artist Robert Bruce Moyer (1913-1969). Volume II with the additional bookplate of Myrtle A. Crummer. All three volumes rebacked, hinges reinforced with linen tape; edges and extremities worn, joints worn. Some offsetting of plates; most plates clean although some have toned to various degrees. India plate #41 in volume 3 detaching, with some foxing on plate and adjacent leaves. Condition generally good to very good. (Inventory #: 5715)
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