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$250.00 inc GST
1863. 225x160mm, 408pp, with a 16 page publishers insert at the rear, illustrated throughout with tinted lithograph plates, bound in original ornate blind stamp cloth, with gilt armorial on the front cover, and gilt lettering on the spine. A lovely antiquarian volume: some loosening of the bind resulting in points of internal splitting of the binding between leaves, minor fraying and wear to the cloth, splitting of the front hinge, and a signature, small stamp, and book plate at the free front and paste-down endpapers. Additionally, the orignal slip-in map is absent from the rear pocket. A stunning and complete set of plates, as well as a very clean interior, in an attractive and original binding make this volume more than the sum of usual conditional flaws, and set it apart as a scarce find.