1857 The Beautiful Islets of Britaine
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Author's Presentation Copy, First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Signed
The first edition of this work. Author's presentation copy, signed and inscribed to the half-title, 'To Stephan Walter Deyday of Leigh with the sincere regard of the Author.' A look at the beautiful islets in Britain, such as Anglesey, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, Arran, Lundy, Scilly, and more. With a frontispiece, two folding maps, two plates, and numerous in-text engravings. Written by Walter Cooper Dendy, a surgeon and writer who was known for his cultivated tastes that extended beyond his medical profession. Three pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Collated, complete.
In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Some marks and discolouration to the boards and spine. A little loss to the head of the spine. Minor bumping to the extremities. Small crack to the tail of the front joint. Rear hinge is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with only the very odd occasional spot. Author's inscription to the half-title.
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