London: Lupton Relfe, 1822. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very good+ condition. Item #019671
xiv, [ii], 327 pages of text, followed by [i] page of publisher's advertisement. Circa 1870 binding of green half morocco and pebbled cloth-covered boards; hinges and top corner of the front board professionally mended. All closed page edges are gilt covered: a.e.g. Including the frontispiece, there are 42 finely engraved plates, all of which are elegantly hand-colored. The plates were executed by Mary Ann Mantell the wife of the author. Of the 500 copies printed, there are few that have the entire suite of plates in original color. Previous owner's engraved bookplate on the inside front cover: Frederick Harford. Several additional owners have also neatly placed their name here. Dean 40. Ward and Carozzi 1480. Height = 315mm (12 3/8"). First edition.