London: Printed at the Minerva Press, Leadenhall-Street, for R. Edwards, 1793. 1st Edition. Near Fine.
Modern rebacked spine with 5 spine bands and black with gilt lettering label to original leather boards endpages original. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Minimal shelf handling wear. Older bookseller pencil marks on front past down, Author's name added in pencil on the title page. A 'crease / impression' in center of text until p32. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xxx, , 403,  pages,  leaves of plates: engravings; 22 cm First Edition One of two impressions Folded Plates, uncolored aquatints (titles from captions)
Three of the etchings are signed by H. Spence, 9,10, 11.
Titles of the Plates: A view from the inside of the circles looking east / Plan of Stone-henge on Salisbury Plain / Inward view looking westward / An exterior view south west / Inward view looking west nore west / An outside view looking to the north east / Pont-pren in Coomb Ryddol / The Devil's Bridge near the great Fall of the Monach / [Mountain scene] / [Mountains and river] / Carnarvon Castle towards the Menai, taken from the Isle of Anglesea / Part of the inside of Carnarvon Castle.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #013845
Beginning in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the tour continues through Wiltshire, Cornwall and all surrounding counties, ending in Middlesex.
Edward Daniel Clark an English clergyman, naturalist, mineralogist, and traveller in 1790 after his traditional schooling began tutorships common to the sons of the nobility, some of which enabled him to travel extensively. In 1791 the nucleus of his mineralogical collection was formed in the course of a tour of southern England, Wales, and Ireland. [Ref: Ency(dot)com, wiki; ODNB]
REF: English Short Title Catalogue, T145932; YCBA; Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 3; Cox, E. Literature of Travel. Seattle, 1949., V.III, p.39