Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- IRELAND, S. A picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant, and part of France; made in the autumn of 1789. 2nd ed., w. additions. Lond., T. Egerton (a.o.), 1796. 2 vols. xx, 217; iv, 211 pp. W. 2 engr. ti. w. 2 diff. aquatint vignettes, 46 fine aquatint plates (for the greater part views) & 2 engr. plates. Beautiful cont. speckled cf. w. richly dec. gilt backs w. black & green labels , gilt dec. borders on all sides, marbled endpapers & blue edges. (Engr. title of 2nd part cut short, engr. titles sl. foxed, some plates cut short, but a good set in excellent bindings).

Complete with the plate "Delft towards The Hague", not mentioned in the index. One of the earliest descriptions with aquatint views of Dutch towns. - Landwehr, Bks. w. cold. plts., 322; Abbey, Travel, 185.

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