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A Tour in Wales [With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates]
Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 3 parts in 1, VG, 2nd ed, 62 pls.In modern quarter speckled calf with marbled boards, to style, some blind tooling. Spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, new cream endpapers, woodcuts, 62 plates (all called for, including 4 portraits), all edges greened.Vol 1, 1784, no inscriptions, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 1 engraved tp, 26 pls, (includes 2 portraits, 9 large folding), 2 woodcuts, some offsetting and light browning, first few pages have some burn? marks to lower tip . Vol 2, 1783, engraved title page, with the additional 1781 engraved TP, [2], [1], 2-487 pp, 26 pls (of 26), (includes 1 large folding, 2 portraits), 2 vignettes, 2 woodcuts, [8] index, [4] adverts, [1], 186-197 pp (corrections), [1], 7 pp, 10 pls (of 10, and includes 1 large pull out), some offsetting and light browning, some light water staining to edges of prelims. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. There was a 1 volume pirate edition published in Dublin in 1779, and the first English edition appeared in 1778. (ESTC T213985. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823) Pennant, Thomas, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. See ODNB.
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