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Author : Mcdonald, Alexander.
Illustrator: Edwards, Sydenham
Published: George Kearsley
Edition: First Edition
Two volumes complete. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, author / title in gilt to second panel, volume to fifth, remaining panels with repeated gilt decoration, covers with decorative border of fillets and roll, with flower and fruit swags and vases, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving original spines, slightly scuffed to extremities, with a couple of small marks to covers. Inner hinges strengthened, text lightly browned, with some light off-setting, botanical plates generally quite bright and clean, architectural plates browned to edges. With sixty-one hand-coloured engraved botanical plates engraved by F. Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (with a duplicate plate twenty-eight) and thirteen uncoloured architectural plates. The Foyle copy, with the leather Beeleigh Abbey bookplate to front pastedown. Nissen BBI 479