By William Howitt
London   Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman
9.5" by 6.5" vii [2], 2-231; 526; 324; 610pp.
The first edition of the first and second series of Howlitt's topographical work, extra-illustrated and bound in four full morocco Riviere volumes.
By William Howitt

1840-1842 Visits to Remarkable Places: Old Halls, Battle Fields, and Scenes Illustrative of Striking Passages in English History and Poetry

London   Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman
9.5" by 6.5" vii [2], 2-231; 526; 324; 610pp.
The first edition of the first and second series of Howlitt's topographical work, extra-illustrated and bound in four full morocco Riviere volumes.
£1,500.00
: 5kgs / : 909F44

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Signed Binding

Volumes I and II contain the first edition of the 1840 first series, and volumes III and IV feature the first edition of the 1842 second series.

In full morocco Riviere signed bindings.

Extra illustrated, with thirty-nine plates to volume I, fifty-one plates to volume II, forty-three plates to volume III, and thirty-five plates to volume IV. Illustrated with 168 plates across all four volumes, alongside numerous further vignette illustrations by Samuel Williams.

The majority of plates are nineteenth century, with four plates produced in the twentieth century. The majority of plates are portraits of notable individuals mentioned in the text.

A beautifully bound, extra-illustrated guide to the scenery of England, by prolific historian William Howitt.

Condition

In full morocco signed bindings, with extensive gilt detailing. A touch of rubbing to raised bands of back strip, otherwise externally excellent. All hinges strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright, with only the odd spot or light handling mark.

Very Good

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