First edition. HB. Full contemporary or near contemporary leather, gilt title to black leather label on spine, and gilt border lines to spine. border lines to spine. Unpaginated octavo, 22 x 13.5cm. All the pages fold out concertina style, horizontally, with a map on each side of the page. Prelim pages (also folding) consist of title page bearing engraving and dedication to the Duke of Argyll, then Index of the Cities, Towns and Villages on the Great Roads, then A List of the Stages of the Great Roads, then 61 engraved maps of the roads showing towns and villages, topographical features, distances etc. Plate 1 is the road from Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed. The pages of this copy are in very good , clean and unfoxed condition, and well-bound. There is light l browning to front edges of the maps. The road maps are all present but please note that there was also a general map of Scotland, which this copy lacks. The covers are worn, rubbed abd scuffed, though the gilt on spine is bright; and the external cover hinges are getting slack though holding. Inside the front cover is the armorial bookplate of Gordon of Aikenhead. A Very Good pleasing copy overall considering the books use.
Author Taylor, George and Skinner, Andrew
Binding Hardcover- Full Leather
Publisher London: D. Wilson & G. Nicol et al
Condition Very Good