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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Observations on the Western Parts of England.

GILPIN (William).

GILPIN (William).

Observations on the Western Parts of England, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; To which are Added, A Few Remarks on the Picturesque Beauties of the Isle of Wight.

18 tinted aquatint plates, with tissue guards.

Second Edition. 8vo. [226 x 140 x 30 mm]. xvi, 359 pp. Contemporary binding by T. Wickham of Maidstone (with his printed label inside the front cover) of half green calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spine divided into six panels by four gilt fillets and a foliate pallet used twice, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label, the other panels with a large central medallion, marbled endleaves, sprinkled edges. (Slightly rubbed and with a patch of paper worn away on the front cover). London: [by Strahan and Preston] for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808.

First published in 1798. A few spots, but a very good copy.

On the front endleaf is a pencil note: "1 vol. Book 1.5.0. Binding -6-", with a total "1.11.0". The volume has a pink binder's label, which reads "T. Wickham. Bookseller & Binder. Week Street, Maidstone. Magazines, Reviews &c". Thomas Wickham is recorded in Ramsden, Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840, p.173. There was a binding with his label in the Munby Collection, on a book of 1810, but with the date 1814 on the spine. Another, on a book of 1812, is no.74 in Spawn and Kinsella, Ticketed Bookbindings from Nineteenth Century Britain.

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