Edinburgh, London, Dublin: A.Fullerton and Co., . First thus. Quarter Calf. A handsome Near Fine Set in Two Volumes. Royal Octavo (7 x 10 inches). Quarter calf over black textured cloth. Gilt tooled/ lettered spine in five panels with four raised bands. Gilt lettering on black set in panels two and four. Marbled endpapers. Printed by Fullerton and MacNab, Edinburgh. Boards lightly scuffed, corner tipped with light edge wear, minor rubbing to head and foot of spine, yet both volumes are solid and firm. Light scattered foxing; most plates and maps are bright and clean. Tidy period owner's signature on prelims of both volumes. Illustrated with all 59 maps, plans and steel engraved plates listed in the 'Directions for Placing the Plates', plus one additional plate. Two plates (View of Edinburgh and Loch Ken and Castle) misbound but present.
Vol I: , lxxviv, 846p, frontispiece, engraved half-title vignette plus 17 maps, 11 plates. Large engraved map of Scotland by G.H Swanston torn and detached from Volume I but extant. Vol II: , 872p, frontispiece, engraved half-title vignette (not called for in Vol II but present) plus 20 maps and plans, 7 plates.
A fine Gazetteer introducing the natural, political and ecclesiastical view of mid-nineteenth century Scotland illustrated with a complete county atlas, various geographical maps, city plans, plans of ports and harbours, and interesting pastoral views with folk engaged in seasonal activities; picnicking, fishing, harvesting, as well as animals, rural and formal architecture, walled castle gardens, estuaries, river and loch views with sailing vessels, atmospheric Highland views from the river at sunset, waterfalls, Inchyre and Balmarino Abbeys, St. Giles Church, Donne Castle, Dumbarton Castle, Edinburgh Castle with the New Chapel Tower and a nice view of Edinburgh near St. Anthony's Chapel with plant gatherers in the foreground, Estuary of the Clyde, city plans of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leigh, Perth Bridge, Loch of Awe, Eke, Ken and Castle. Ports and Harbours on the West Coast. An attractive collection of richly engraved plates by Thomas Dick, Joseph Swan, W. Forrest, McGregor after drawings by J. Flaming, W. O. Hill, JP Houston and J. Stewart. Fine hand-colored maps of clusters of islands, shires and cities all embellished with decorative and floral surrounds. Near Fine. Item #7371
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