London: For T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davis, 1798. First Edition. Octavo. Item #019043
With a fore-edge painting depicting a man in a boat fishing with grasses and trees on both sides of the water. Gilpin published a series of these illustrated picturesque volumes basically as guide books for the traveller with marvelous tinted illustrations of those areas and he described all the "must see" items such as buildings, statues, lakes, castles, etc. lacking a half-title, 18 full page tinted plates, handsomely bound in full red straight grained morocco, boards decoratively ruled in gilt and blind, flat spine lettered and ruled in gilt, inner gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt protecting the fore-edge painting underneath. Some light scattered foxing, small corner tear to page 39 (marginal only) A very nice copy from the library of Lt. Col. Clegg who served in the war of 1812 with his bookplate, and from the library of esteemed Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam.