London: Printed for J. Fuller, Rivington, W. Johnston, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes and Co., et al, 1767. Early reprint edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good condition. Item #019792
[viii], 182 pages of text followed by [ii] publisher's advertisement. Contemporary full calf boards, expertly rebacked in leather with a gilt-stamped leather spine label. Illustrated with a frontisportrait of Cocker. The endpapers were replaced using old paper, with the engraved bookplate re-attached to the inside front cover: Marquis Townshend. The rear inside pastedown has the name of an 18th Century owner Edward Keene, which is also inked on the front board, and dated 1792. The first and final several pages are browned along the edges, the frontisportrait is soiled with a tiny hole in the margin, there is soiling to the closed page edges, and a few tiny tears to the margins of a few pages. A worn but well-restored 18th Century edition of this important work, this being stated as the 56th edition, carefully corrected and amended.