Journal Of A Tour In Iceland In The Summer Of 1809

Yarmouth: 1811. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This first edition appears in two states, one published with publisher listed at the foot of the title page the other states "Unpublished" at the foot of the title page. These printings were likely issued to the author for gift presentations. This volume has a gift inscription at the half-title - "To John Thomkins(?) from the Author." This volume printed by J. Keymer. Full color illustrated frontispiece depticting a woman in a traditional bridal dress. Three other full page plates - two folded. These two folded plates stand a bit proud at the fore-edge. Bound in early period 1/4 black leather binding with a dark marbled boards. The text on the spine is gilt with spine tooled in blind. lxii, 496,[7] pp. An important early work on Icelandic natural history with a special focus on botany.

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