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Book Description

The Very Scarce First Edition 1804 Size 4to, 13 x 10 Inches Beautifully Rebound in Half Leather Over Marbled Boards, Spine With Raised Bands, Gilt Lettered Leather Title Label & Gilt Decoration. New Endpapers. All edges Deckled. Title Page with small marginal nicks (see photo), Text in very good clean condition. 2 pages of text with small marginal tears (not affecting text), one text page repaired & strengthened at foredge. Superbly illustrated with 119 Hand Coloured Full Page Plates In Fine Condition, (On One Side Only) Complete, Including The Supplementary Plates At The End, Each With Accompanying Leaf Of Text. An Impressive Work.
Dealer Notes
This Edition With The Exception Of 100 Copies Was Destroyed By Fire At Bensley’s, The Printers.
The Book Was Not Reissued Until The Second Edition Of 1842, Some 38 Years Later.
Author Knapp, J.L.
Date 1804
Binding Half Leather
Publisher Bensley
Illustrator Knapp
Condition Very Good
Pages Unpaginated

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