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Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Quarter bound in in light calf leather covers, marbled boards and endpapers. In very good condition. Contemporary covers. Some minor darkening to spine and to rear top corner leather.Inside pages darkened with heavy foxing throughout. Toned plates remain clean and bright. Else a clean and tight copy. 359pp. Illustrated with 18 aquatint plates. The Reverend William Gilpin travelled around England and wrote of his experiences. Here he describes his travels in the West Country, visiting towns, cities, country houses and natural landmarks. Although his descriptions can sound a little scathing, e.g Wookey Hole, he provides an interesting picture of England in the Eighteenth Century. P 220 has a particulary fine engraving of the Eddistone Lighthouse in 1759.
Title: Observations on the Western Parts of England relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty. To which are added, a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of Wight.
Categories: ENGLISH TOPOGRAPHY,
Publisher: London. Printed for T.Cadell jun. and W.Davies. 1798 1st:
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Seller ID: 79651
Keywords: ENGLISH TOPOGRAPHY WILLIAM GILPIN, Observations, Western Parts, England, Picturesque Beauty, remarks, Isle of Wight, West Country, Wookey Hole, new Forest, Blandford, Dorchester, Honiton, Plymouth, Glastonbury, Dunster, Bridgwater, Longleat, aquatint,