Duodecimo, six volumes (155 x 95 mm.), full contemporary red morocco, all upper boards with very ornate gilt floral design bearing ‘Institution Landry’, ornate gilt spines with volume numbers and title, marbled endpapers. With 60 early outline coloured maps (1 folding), 18 aquatint and 2 engraved plates. Some light foxing of the text as usual, otherwise a very attractive set.
This series of little maps were drawn it is believed by Aristide Michel Perrot. They accompanied a topographical description of Great Britain by George Bernard Depping. He was a naturalised Frenchman who was born in Münster, Germany 1784 and became a professor of German and a member of the French Royal Society of Antiquaries. He died in 1853. Perrot was a geographer who produced several works related to this field. This is a very nice example of the second edition. Provenance: ‘L’Institution Landry’ embossed in gilt on the cover of all six volumes, this was a boarding school near Vincennes, Paris, inside the cover of each is a label indicating the book was awarded as a prize to student Flandin; private English collection. Carroll (1996) no. 83.