Superbly illustrated at rear with 16 large engraved proof plates on India paper. , iii, [i], 38pp of text. Thin elephant folio, beautifully bound by C. Lewis in full brown calf with ornate gilt-stamped spine; inner dentelles, a.e.g. Covers bear the gilt-stamped armorial crest of Sir John Cust, second Baron and first Earl Brownlow (leather is edgeworn but very sound and very clean internally). London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Published by the Author, 1819. First edition. A near fine copy of this uncommon book.
Large-paper copy with the plates printed on India paper. Bookplate of Geoffrey Harmsworth inside cover. The 9th engraving, showing the south-east view of Lincoln Cathedral, is drawn from the original oil painting by Charles Wild, in Harmsworth's collection.
Condition: Very Good(+)