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The Beauties of England and Wales: Or Original Delineations, Topographical, Historical and Descriptive, of Each County. Vol. XVI. Yorkshire

By John Bigland

1812

Printed for J. Harris; Longman and co.; J. Walker, et al. : London

8.5" by 5.5"

viii, 938pp [20pp index]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating topographical and historical study of Yorkshire by John Bigland.

This work is volume XVI from the 'The Beauties of England and Wales' series, describing the topography and local history of England and Wales. The work was published between 1801 and 1815 by a variety of London publishers, and was organised into eighteen volumes arranged by county. Notable authors from the series include Edward Wedlake Brayley John Britton, and Frederic Shoberl to name a few. Each volume also contained engraved illustrations by such notable artists as Thomas Hearne, J. M. W. Turner, John Varley, and Benjamin West. In a half crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards, and attractive marbled endpapers and textblock. Copiously illustrated throughout with monochromatic engraved plates.

CONDITION

In a half crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed to extremities, joints and head and tail of spine. Hinges split and strained, more severe to front board. Bookseller's label tipped to front pastedown. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to front pastedown, with ink inscription. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned but clean throughout. Light scattered spots to first and last few pages. Slight offsetting to title page.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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