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A Tour in Wales. MDCCLXXIII
Henry Hughes, London 1778 - In full contemporary speckled calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, a few small marks. Spine has been relaid, retaining the old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label. Internally, bookplate of John Paul Paul of High Grove in Tetbury to fpd, hinges strengthened, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, eng. frontis + 26 plates (of 26 with 12 folding), + 2 vignettes, some light offsetting. Pennants first tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, including this one, usual pagination errors but complete. This is the first part of his North Wales tour that took in the counties of Flint and Denbighshire. This publication was followed by a printing in Dublin in 1779, and then a Journey to Snowdon Part 1 in 1781, then part 2 in 1783 which combined into 2 volumes 3 parts in 1784!s! A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing. (ESTC T133752 for the 1st part. Allibone 1553) After the success of his earlier Tour of Scotland, Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778¿83). See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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