WILLYAMS, Cooper (1762-1816). A Voyage up the mediterranean... with a Description of the Battle of the Nile. London: T.Bensley for J.White, 1802.
2° (470 x 325mm). Engraved dedication headed by a hand-coloured coat-of-arms, double-page hand-coloured aquatint map, 41 FINE HAND-COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES by J.C.Stadler and others after Willyams. (Title and dedication somewhat creased.) Contemporary calf gilt (inappropriately rebacked, old spine laid down). Provenance: Sir Robert Henry Hobart (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, LARGE-PAPER COPY in its most desirable form. The work was apparently available in 4° or 2° format, with the plates either coloured or uncoloured. Abbey Travel 196.