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FIRST EDITION. This is a curious work focusing on the rivers of Great Britain, seventeen regional maps illustrate them with their tributaries. The accompanying text describes each one and the country through which they flow. The title page describes Henry Skrine as being the successful author of ‘three successive Tours in the North of England and Scotland in 1795, and two successive Tours in South and North Wales’. The work is published by Peter Elmsley (1736-1802) who was according to the British Book Trade Index born in Aberdeenshire and became printer to the Royal Society. Provenance: bookplate of John Vandeleur; private English collection. Upcott (1968) xxviii.

A General Account of all the Rivers of Note in Great Britain; with their several courses, their peculiar characters, the countries through which they flow, and the entire sea coast of our island

Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, for P. Elmsly in the Strand, London, 1801
Octavo (215 x 130 mm.), full contemporary mottled calf, ornate gilt panelled, spine with decorative gilt bands to the spine and central compartment features, gilt green calf title, marbled endpapers. With double page folding aquatint frontispiece, pp. xx, 412, with 17 engraved maps, in good condition.
Stock number: 9968


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