London: Printed for the Author by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, 1821.
First edition, Large paper copy. Extra-illustrated with 2 original drawings, 152 plates, including portraits and views; and plates on India, mounted, of inserted vignettes. 3 vols. Large 4to. With 2 Original Drawings by George Lewis. Early full navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, gilt dentelles, a.e.g Jackson 89; Windle and Pippin A65. Item #302946
First edition, large paper copy, of Dibdin's "amusing account of his travels, with descriptions of of the contents of several of the chief libraries of Europe” (DNB), profusely illustrated with over 100 beautiful engraved plates (folding, full-page and in-text). Two original drawings by illustrator George Lewis are bound opposite the engravings based on them (Vol.. I, p. 17 and Vol. II, p. 163) -- one, fully realized in ink, and one a full original painting finished in gold.
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