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A Tour in Wales MDCCLXXIII
Henry Hughes, London 1778 - In full brown leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, covers scratched. Spine is modern, blind and gilt tooling, title in gilt, a different shade to covers. Internally, new marbled endpapers, relaid bookplate of Sir Joseph Mowbey to fep, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], 455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, 26/26 pl, some light offsetting. Pennants tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, but not this one, usual pagination errors but complete. A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing. Not often seen as good as this, shame about the spine! 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! (ESTC T133752. 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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