Octavo (185 x 130 mm.), full early calf, gilt and blind panelled, with gilded raised bands to the spine, each compartment gilt ruled and with central ornate gilt design, calf gilt title label, marbled endpapers. With frontispiece of the mountains, lithographic title, a typographic title with index of maps to the verso, introduction with a coloured Geological Reference chart on the verso and 33 coloured maps including general maps of England and Wales, North Wales, South Wales and Scotland (folding), pp. (2), 32. Map 29 with some shaving at the bottom, otherwise in good condition.
The ‘Reynolds’ Travelling Atlas of England’ was first published in 1848 by James Reynolds (fl. 1848-60). Reynolds was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1874. The maps were all engraved by John Emslie (1813-75). Born in Surrey he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863. From 1860 Reynolds used these maps for a ‘Geological Atlas of Great Britain’ in lithography adding to each county coloured geological delineation’s. The atlas was also expanded with a geological map of Scotland.
Provenance: bookplate of ‘John S. Stevens’ pasted inside upper cover; manuscript notation ‘To Annie with love from Nevile Jan 1. 1947’ on front free endpaper; private English collection. Beresiner (1983) pp. 183-6; Carroll (1996) 114); Chubb (1927) 543; Smith, D. (1985) p. 153; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).