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A Tour in Wales

MDCCLXX

By Thomas Pennant

1778 - London - Henry Hughes

9.5" by 7.5"; [2] (ii-vi) [2] [1] 2-455 [8]

 

DETAILS

A lavishly-illustrated tour of Wales from the late-eighteenth century.

First edition.

Illustrated throughout with twenty-six engraved plates, eleven of which are folding (collated, complete).

With additions to the rear, though missing the final two advertisements.

This is the first volume only (which was published on its own), without the second volume which is often seen with this one and contains details of two further tours.

Thomas Pennant (14 June OS 1726 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire in Wales.

The first volume of Tour in Wales was published in 1778 but covered a limited area of the country. In an attempt to remedy this, it was followed by a Journey to Snowdon (part one in 1781 and part two in 1783), and these later jointly became the second volume of his Tour.

CONDITION

In an armorial calf binding. Externally, worn, with loss to the boards, rubbing, and marks. Later repair to the backstrip, which is coming away. Internally, binding failed with many pages detached. Pages have some handling marks, institutional ink stamps, offsetting, water damage, and foxing. Overall: FAIR.

 


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