London: Printed for the Author, by William Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, 1821.
First edition, one of 100 large paper copies. 83 copper-engraved plates on India paper after drawings by G.R. Lewis, 64 engraved plates on India paper mounted in the text, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with portraits, variant states of many of the plates and one original drawing by G. Lewis (volume III, Part II, "Supplement", page XXXIX). 4to. Contemporary full blue morocco, covers stamped in gilt with strapwork design, gilt arms of Henry Gee Barnard on panels, a.e.g., by Lewis. Vols. I & II joints rubbed, spotting, foxing and offsetting to text, large dampstain affecting lower margin of vol. I and upper and lower margins of vol. II. Jackson 48; Windle and Pippin A38a. Provenance: Henry G. Barnard (bookplate and arms in gilt on covers); Robert S Pirie (bookplate). Item #304129
First edition, large paper copy, of Dibdin's "amusing account pf 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 intext). 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 orignal painitng finished in gold.
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