London: Thomas M'Lean, 1822.
First edition. 6 hand-colored aquatint plates, Letterpress title and 14pp. of text. 1 vols. 2° (275 x 380 mm). Original printed wrappers, binding threads lacking with contents loose (remnants of threads at end), scattered minor toning and light offsetting from plates onto facing pages. Red buckram chemise (bookplate removed) Tooley 22; Schwerdt I, p.12; Abbey Life 382; Mellon/Snelgrove p.48. Item #259378
A RARE EXAMPLE IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, with title on upper cover and advertisment for 6 works published by McLean on lower cover. Five copies listed in ABPC since 1977, 2 in wrappers. The work tells the amusing tale of the new wealthy Londoner on a trip to the countryside and the constant gaffs he makes due to his lack of understanding of the country way of life, and the danger he poses to himself and all those around him whilst in possession of a gun.
Price: $8,500.00 Free International Delivery