Lot 62: Author: Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Title: A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Countries of England and in Scotland. Place Published: London. Publisher: Printed for the Author by C. Richards. Date Published: 1838. Description: 2 volumes. xv, (xi) , 436, xxx, (2) ; (iv) , (437) -1090 pp. Engraved frontispieces and 40 engraved plates and facsimiles, many engraved illustrations in the text. Plates and text illustrations all with tissue guards. (8vo) 25x15.5 cm (93/4x6"), later half red morocco and marbled boards, spines ruled and lettered in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. First Edition. "In 1818 Dibdin spent some time in France and Germany, and in his 'Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour,' a very costly work from its engravings, which appeared in 1821, he gives an amusing account of his travels, with descriptions of the contents of several of the chief libraries of Europe.. in 1838 his 'Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland,' amusing, as all his books are" (DNB). Condition: Spines a touch sunned, boards lightly worn; light foxing; very good.
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