Fresh example of the first edition in English of “an extremely charming colour plate book [which] deserves a place in every colour plate book collection for its numerous attractive coloured vignettes, an unusual feature” (Tooley).
Two volumes 4to. 1p. errata in each volume. 55 engraved or engraved and aquatint plates, plans and maps, most by or after G. Geissler (45 hand-coloured, 25 folding, 4 double-page), 29 vignette illustrations (23 hand-coloured). Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments in gilt, the others tooled in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, marbled edges.
Abbey Travel I.222; Cat. Rusica P59; Tooley 357.