By John Stoddart
London   William Miller
9.5" by 6.5" [2], xxiv, 310; [2], viii, 341, [3pp]
A smart topographical look at Scotland at the turn of the nineteenth century, complete with striking aquatint plates.
By John Stoddart

1801 Remarks on Local Scenery & Manners in Scotland During the Years 1799 and 1800

London   William Miller
9.5" by 6.5" [2], xxiv, 310; [2], viii, 341, [3pp]
A smart topographical look at Scotland at the turn of the nineteenth century, complete with striking aquatint plates.
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Uncommon

The first edition of this work.

An uncommon work.

Complete in two volumes.

This work, by John Stoddart, explores the scenery and society of Scotland during a tour in 1799 and 1800. Stoddart details his voyage to the country, and his explorations of Edinburgh, the River Clyde, Loch Lomond, Fife, and more.  

Illustrated with a vignette title page to each volume, a folding map and sixteen aquatint plates to Volume I, and sixteen aquatint plates to Volume II. 

Half-title is present to each volume.

Collated, complete.

An additional hand-coloured illustration tipped-in to the reverse of the plates facing pages 181 in Volume I, and 151 in Volume II, titled 'A Glasgow Lassie' and 'An Highland Carrier' respectively. 

Stoddart was a journalist and lawyer, who served as the editor of 'The Times'.

Bookplate of T. & M. James to the front paste downs. Bookplate of Alan Stepney Gulston to the recto of the front endpapers, and a gift inscription to the recto of the front endpaper.

Condition

In a full straight grain morocco binding. Externally, smart. Light discolouration to the spines and the extremities of the boards. Minor rubbing to the spines and extremities, A few light marks to the boards and spines. Bookplates to the front paste downs and to the recto of the front endpapers. Gift inscription to the recto of the front endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some scattered spots.

Very Good

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