A Tour Through Sweden, Swedish - Lapland, Finland and Denmark

A Tour Through Sweden, Swedish - Lapland, Finland and Denmark

Consett, Matthew; Bewick, Thomas (8 plates) [Illustrator]

Printed by R. Christopher for the author and sold by W. Goldsmith and T. Lewis, 1789


1st ed. Quarto; 27 cm. 157 p., 8 leaves of plates (including frontis) by Thomas Bewick.  Bound in contemporary leather spine over marbled boards. Rebacked. Gilt ruled. Red leather spine labels. Some spotting to the prelims, internally generally good besides.  Provenance: Includes a loose typed card from the 1950s which reads: From the library of John Bianchi of Merrymount Press, Boston.  Purchased from Starr Bros., Booksellers, Cambridge, Mass., in 1949.  They bought his library.  

Verso: According to Prof. W.A. Jackson, at Harvard: "This book is of interest because it has plates engraved by Bewick and a perfect copy of it should have a list of subscribers on the 3rd & 4th preliminary leaves.  This provincial edition probably precedes a London, 1789, though the British Museum gives it otherwise."  Watt; Hugo 40.

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