Title …Excursions in the County of Cornwall, Comprising a Concise Historical and Topographical Delineation of the Principal Towns and Villages, together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Every Other Interesting Object of Curiosity; Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller and Tourist; Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, Including a Map of the County.
Edition First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1824.
Illustration: Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, an engraved half title page and fifty plates offering views of historical sites and landmarks of the peninsula in southwestern England. Fold-out map of Cornwall.
Seller ID 005834
xi/171 pages plus upaginated index. Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5".
Collated and all called-for illustrations are present.
Bound in green leather, with raised bands, ornate gilt decorations and a gilt-lettered black leather label to the spine. Adorned with marbled edges and endpapers.
External handling wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. Bindings tight and square. A previous owner's elegantly written notations appear on a blank pages at the front and rear of the volume. Pages and engraved plates exhibit scattered foxing and offsetting opposite plates. Pages 62 and 63 have a closed tear to the bottom half (measuring approximately 3.5 inches; text not affected).