London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; J. Johnston; Macredie and Co.; and R. Millikin, 1819. First edition, first state. Leather. 224p; 68p notes. SIGNED FINE BINDING BY BAYNTON. A hardcover book handsomely bound in full polished calf with gilt decorations on the spine, marbled endpapers, gilt foredges, and gilt dentelles. The spine is almost undetectably age-toned. Foxing on plates and endpapers. Small closed tear on the plate between pages 18-19 has been delicately repaired. A tiny hole in the side margin of page 23 has been similarly repaired. Apart from some small age-related blemishes, the main text is unmarked. A previous owner has neatly handwritten the page numbers for the Notes section in back. The binding is sturdy and secure. Item #176940
This is the first edition, first state, with 20 hand-colored plates. Tooley 331.