Printed by D. Bond, and sold by Robert Sayer, London, 1774
THE FINEST COLLECTION OF BRITISH PANORAMAS IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Three volumes, folio (Prospect volume 455 x 480 mm., 2 plate volumes each 465 x 300 mm.), Prospect with full contemporary marbled calf, gilt panelled boards, rebacked with ornate gilt compartments and titles, light wear, two volumes of plates in fine full contemporary tree calf, gilt panelled boards, ribbed spines with very ornate gilt decoration to panels and with both title and volume calf gilt labels affixed. Volume 1 with mezzotint portrait, engraved title page, pp. 24 including typographic title page, unnumbered list of plates, folding index map, and 224 numbered (mostly by hand) plates (2 folding); volume 2 with typographic title page not included in pagination, pp. 17, unnumbered list of plates on recto of last leaf, further plates numbered 225 to 428 (4 folding), plate 256 of the Cross at Bristol never bound but loosely inserted, Prospect volume with typographic title page, Preface with List of Plates to the verso, Additional Historical Accounts, pp. 22, and 83 double-page city prospects, plates 1, 4, 10, 21, 30, 36, 45 and 47 with lower centrefold splits, 32 with tear lower margin, 33 split in margin, first and last with a little creasing, some light foxing in some margins, generally a good example of a very rare work.
Stock number: 10737