London: Harvey and Darton, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Good condition. Item #019390
xvi, 245 pages of text, followed by 24 pages of publisher's advertisement. Original publisher's hardcover binding of dark green cloth; moderately shelfworn, with minor darkening of spine and heavy chipping and wear. The inner front hinge is detached. The page gatherings are beginning to loosen from book, but remain attached and functional. Illustrated with a frontispiece and an engraved title page, as well as nineteen engravings, and numerous in-text illustrations; all in black & white. The illustrations are from designs by Gilbert, and were engraved by Folkard. Small spots of foxing affect many of the plates, with much lighter stains to adjacent pages of text, not affecting text or illustrations. The top edge of the first 15 pages have minor damp staining. Previous owners' bookplate neatly on the front endpaper. Chapters include: The Oak of Chatsworth; Melksham Court; Ruins of Bradgate Palace; Oak of Chertsey; Glendour's Oak; Yew Trees of Skelldale; Oak of Howel Sele; The blasted Oak; Queen Mary's Tower; Chestnut of Tortworth; Oak of Ellerslie; Wallace's Oak; The Nut-Tree of Rosamond's Grave; Remains of Dunmow Priory; Gospel-Beech; Clipstone Palace and the Parliament Oak; Ruined Villages in the New Forest; Old Trees in Hyde Park; Hatfield Oak; Beech of the Frith Common; Oak of Salcey; Old Trees in Welbeck Park; The Queen's Oak. No date of publication listed; circa 1845.