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Book Description

2 disbound fol. vols: frontis, dedication leaf, [4] list of subscribers, 570 [12]p index + list of plates, + 81 further plates, as called for; 520, [8]p index + 36 plates (of 37, lacking ‘Death of general Wolfe’). Two of the plates beautifully hand-coloured. Only one of the maps, that of the West Indies ‘exhibiting the English French Spanish Dutch & Danish settlements with the adjacent parts of North & South America…’ is dated – 1768.
Dealer Notes
The folding map of England lacking the top half. Dust soiling, and staining, occasionally heavy, throughout. About half a dozen pages with tears across their width, without loss. One with an attempted repair using sealing wax. One leaf torn at outside corner with minor loss. Some plates with marginal tears, stains, and nicks but most of the actual engravings are clean and in good shape. Names to front endpapers: Thomas Carlisle, and, Henry Butchers May 1820.
Author William Henry Mountague.
Date [1771]
Publisher London: printed for J. Cooke, at the Shakespear’s-Head, No. 17. in Pater-Noster-Row.
Condition Dust soiling and nicks, chips and tears to exposed first and last few leaves in each vol. Frontis to vol. 1 torn, chipped and creased.

Price: £800.00

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