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Picturesque Rides and Walks, with Excursions by Water, Thirty Miles Round the British Metropolis; Illustrated in A Series of Engravings, Coloured after Nature: with An Historical and Topographical Description of the Country…
London: J. Hassell, 27, Richard Street, Islington, 1817.
First Edition. 2 vols. Small 8vo. 1817 & 1818. Pp. viii, 249, ; 272, . Half-titles present. Complete with 120 aquatint plates, 60 to each volume. Plate for Hendon Church in volume 1 inserted at p.19, not p. 30 as listed. Bound in full black morocco by Bayntun with gilt framed compartments, and gilt bands, lettering to two compartments, and gilt stamped borders, all edges gilt and endpapers marbled. Very light foxing to the blanks and half-titles, otherwise clean and bright, and spot free. The leather lightly rubbed at the board tips and the joints in a few spots but overall a very clean, tight, and handsome set. Abbey 'Scenery', 218; Tooley, 251.