London: John Murray, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #18491
Full dark brown leather with elaborate decorations on the covers and spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Sixty-three engraved plates by John Pye, George Cooke, George Hollis, J. Landseer and others. Heavy wear to corners and edges, rodent damage to upper half of spine partially affecting corner of the pages, two bookplates on front pastedown endpaper, one of which was removed. Stain affecting the upper half of the last few pages, scattered foxing and offsetting throughout. A solid copy despite defects and remarkably with all the plates in fairly nice condition. ; Quarto.