London: J. Jenkins, printed by L. Harrison and J. C. Leigh, 1814-1815 (1835). Three Quarter Leather. Very Good binding. Item #5812
Large quarto. viii, iv (subscribers), [2 (contents)],  pp., engraved title, engraved dedication, 52 hand-colored plates, later issue. Later binding, three quarters morocco with corners and cloth over boards; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; recently rebacked in matching maroon morocco with leather spine labels and new cloth hinges; bottom corner of the front free endpaper is chipped; engraved title has a circular gold debossed sticker of Omega within a pyramid; few preliminary leaves have very short closed tear to the bottom of the leaf in the gutter; a few minor chipped leaves along the bottom edge have been discreetly mended; occasional foxing and smudging to a few leaves; small pencil numbering to each leaf--non-obtrusive and erasable. Largely, a clean copy of a desirable English plate book. Regularly reissued, this is a later issue of the plates with a watermark, when present, reading "Whatman 1835"; the text pages are watermarked "Whatman 1811 "; as is common with later bound copies, the list of plates and the order in which they are bound is chronological whereas the earliest issues in parts are not. This copy has been collated against the table of contents, Abbey, and Tooley and is complete. Abbey Life 365; Tooley 281.