TWO VOLUMES. Large 4to. 9.5 x 11.25 inches. Vol. I, iv + 696 pp.; Vol. II, [ii] + 836 pp. Illustrated by engraved map frontispiece (Vol.I), 2 engraved title pages with steel engraved vignettes and by 52 pages of plates, including frontispiece (Vol. II) with 94 steel engraved plates printed two a page and 5 single plates, the work of William Henry Bartlett (1809-54) and others. Bound in original green cloth, gilt; spines rebacked with new endpapers. Extremities worn, a small number of pages having frayed edges, and some foxing, on plates, largely confined to margins. A few small tears neatly repaired; otherwise a very good copy.
Originally published in parts, 1831-35. Thomas Wright (1810-77) was a historian and antiquary who published this work while at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated MA in 1837. According to the DNB, it was an expansion and revision of a work of Philip Morant. George Virtue (1793?-1868) founded a London publishing house which specialised in printing engraved works.
Author WRIGHT, THOMAS.
Publisher George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row.
Condition Very good copy