Folio (385 x 250 mm.), full old mottled calf, gilt panel with circles for corners, spine with raised bands, triple gilt line ruled compartments with dotted line borders, gilt date and title, decorative endpapers. With engraved frontispiece dated 25 November 1786, recto blank, typographic title page, pp. 2 Preface signed by Boswell, pp. 4 List of Subscribers, extensive text without pagination, pp. 4 Index List of the Plates, numerous copper plate engravings (c.195) and 50 maps including 40 of the English counties, maps of South Wales, North Wales and 8 further plates of maps of the Scottish districts and Irish provinces.