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A Tour in Wales (2 vols complete) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates.
Benjamin White, Horace's Head in Fleet Street London 1784 - 2 vols, 2nd ed, 62 pls, 3 eng tps, 5 woodcuts, complete. In contemporary full spotted calf, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines relaid, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to green leather labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Joseph Sladen (of Riple Hall?) to fpds, text block edges yellowed, occasional light spotting and browning. Vol 1, 1784, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 27 pls (of 26), (includes 1 pl from vol 2 as normal, 2 portraits, 2 plans, 9 folding), 1 woodcut, [8] index. Vol 2, 1784, engraved title page, and the additional 1781 engraved Snowdon tp, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-191 pp, [1], 184-487 pp, [8] index, [1], 2-7 pp supplement text, 25 pls (of 26, the 26th is in Vol 1 as normal, includes 1 folding, 3 plans, 2 portraits), plus the 10 supplemental plates (1 folding), 4 woodcuts, 2 engraved title pages. Regarded by many as Pennant's best travel book. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. Was republished in 1810 in 3 volumes and again in 1883. (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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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