Description: 4to (323 x 250mm.), 19 (of 24) double-page engraved plates numbered I-XX, the engravings appear to be proof before letters, early nineteenth century crimson half roan, marbled boards, lacking the title (as often) and 5 plates (nos. 3, and 21-24), plate 7 with small tear, plate 19 trimmed to plate mark and laid down, some spotting or staining, binding worn, lacking backstrip
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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