London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1829. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #018755
xiv, 540 pages of text, followed by [iv] pages of publisher's advertisement. Hardcover binding; paper-covered boards are stained and worn, and the cloth covered spine and corners are rubbed at the extremities. The spine and corners appears to be a circa 1930 repair as the inner gutters are reinforced. The front endpaper is soiled and stained, and the title page has browning/offsetting near the gutter. There is some foxing scattered lightly throughout the text. Complete and illustrated with six plates, one plan (map), and a large fold-out map which has small repairs. The plates are all gathered near the beginning of the text rather than being dispersed throughout the text as called for, and the folding map follows the text rather than preceding it. Bookseller ticket on the inside rear cover: Myers & Co. 121 New Bond Street London. First edition.