hardcover. Extra illus. title page. Illustrated with 40 plates from drawings taken on the spot by William Simpson, with tissue guards. (Scattered light foxing throughout; heavier on first and last several pages including the title). 112pp. of text. Short 4to, beautifully bound in the original blue cloth, with elaborate gilt and blind-stamped decorative covers and spine (rubbed at corners and spine ends), a.e.g. London: Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, 1855. Very nice copy of this uncommon book.
Period Victorian binding, by M.Digy Wyatt. This is the first book of two, the second series being published the next year.