[KIP, Johannes (1653-1722). A collection of plates reduced from Britannia Illustrata. c.1720s.] Oblong 8° (156 x 170mm). Contents leaf in ink ms., in a 19th-century hand. 80 engraved plates. (Light central vertical foldmark throughout, a few repairs to plate VII with minor loss, occasional light browning.) 19th-century green morocco, gilt spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers (covers lightly spotted, extremities very lightly rubbed). Provenance: Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey (bookplate).
The plates are numbered I-III, IIIa-e, IV-V, VII-XVI, XVIb, XVII-XXXIV, XXXIVa, XXXV-XLIII, 'Pag. 190', XLV-XLVII, XLVIIa, XLVIII-LV, LVa, LVI-LX, LXa, LXI, 'Pag. 1472', LXIII-LXVI, 'Pag: 591', 'Pag: 592', 'Pag: 622', 'Pag. 653', 'Pag. 702'. These are possibly from James Beeverell's Les Delices de la Grand' Bretagne, & de Irlande, 1727, which is 8° in format and contains reductions of Kip's plates, although RIBA states: 'None of the plates is numbered, but each has a page direction for binding.' The engraver Jan Goerée supplied some plates for Beeverell's work, and plate LXa -- the only signed one in the present work -- is signed by him. RIBA 233.