London, South Kensington
29 April 2004
The Costume of Yorkshire, London: T. Bensley for Longman, Rees and others, 1814. 2° (372 x 260mm). 41 hand-coloured aquatint plates by R. Havell after George Walker. (Occasional light spotting or marginal browning, generally not affecting plates.) 19th-century red morocco gilt by Ramage, gilt turn-ins, top edges gilt (upper joint splitting, joints and edges a little rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. Abbey Life 432: "Plate 3 is of particular interest in being the first representative of a steam-engine on rails; built by Murray & Blenkinsop, Leeds, in 1812, about two years before Stephenson's engine, it was used from 1812 until 1833"; Brunet II, 325; Colas 3044.
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