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William Gilpin
Observations, Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, On several Parts of England; Particularly The Mountains, And Lakes Of Cumberland, And Westmoreland.
London: Printed R Blamire. London: R Blamire, Strand, 1786. 8vo (216 x 131 mm). Two volumes. Elegantly bound in contemporary tan calf, the boards decorated with a double straight line in gilt with gilt hashed lines to the board edges, gilt double lines to the spine between the compartments. Green morocco and gilt label to the second, green morocco and gilt label to the third, the remaining compartments decorated with a gilt sun-burst centre tool, marbled endpapers with a bookplate to each volume of Mary Rose Fitzgibbon. Repaired at some point in the past to the hinges. Volume I - pp. title, xxxi, [I (blank)], xvi, 230, 15 aquatint plates, including 2 maps with watercolour wash; Volume II - pp. title, 268, xvi, 15 aquatint plates, including 1 map with a watercolour wash. Offsetting from the plates to the opposite pages but overall a bright, clean set. First edition. Plates collated and complete according to the Explanation of the Prints at the rear of Volume II. Condition Report Externally Spine good condition a little worn. Joints good condition worn. Corners very good condition minor bumping. Boards fair to good condition worn, scratched and faded. Page edges very good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges good condition repaired or strengthened at some point (not recent). Front paste down good condition bookplate. Front end paper good condition. Title very good condition clean. Pages very good condition generally clean with offsetting from the plates. Binding good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1786 Binding: Hardback [Attributes … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis88Books [Andover, United Kingdom]
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