30 April 2008
BOSWELL, James (1740-1795). The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson. London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1785.
8° (206 x 126mm). Half-title, E3, E4 and M4 cancels, final errata/advertisement leaf. (Very light spotting to gathering P.) Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine compartments with red morocco lettering-piece and FFF stamp at foot (edges a little rubbed, joints cracking and spine lightly creased, head and tail caps a little worn). Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (binding). FIRST EDITION in unsophisticated condition, with pp.121, 237 and 299 in their second states. Rothschild 456.
BARRY, George (1748-1805). The History of the Orkney Islands. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1805. 4° (273 x 209mm). Folding engraved map, 11 engraved plates. (3L3 roughly opened, 3M3 with chip to corner not affecting text.) Contemporary polished calf, gilt border, flat gilt spine, green morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers (upper joint splitting, covers and edges slightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION. (2)
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