A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII (1772) [VOLUMES 1 & 2]
Place of Publication
Printed for Benj. White [Benjamin]
VOLUME ONE AND TWO ONLY of three volume set. RARE private printing for Benj. White of the classic travelogue by Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), a Welsh naturalist, traveler, writer and antiquarian. Volume 1 includes 44 engraved plates (incl. fold-out plates). Volume 2 includes 45 engraved plates (incl. fold-out plates). [BOTH VOLUMES]: 200x255mm. [VII+440] + [IV+487] pages. Red/maroon half-leather rebound Hardcovers. Parts of original spine pasted on as labels rebound spine. Original spine labels worn and peeling. Spine edges slightly bumped. Binding slightly loose and visible between front cover and whitepage. Ex-library copy with stamp on title page. Several pages water stained. Most printed plates have created "shadow" age-stains on either the previous or the following page. Text block edges browning. Pages yellowing, slightly wavy and age-stained. [VOL.1]: First whitepage coming loose from binding. [VOL.2]: Wormhole extending from front inner cover into page edges - NO damage to text or prints! [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and beautifully illustrated classic travel account has sustained some unfortunate damage, but is still in good reading condition.
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