The Seats of the Nobility


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[000120] Angus, W., The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in Great Britain and Wales in a Collection of Select Views, Angus, W., W. Angus, London, 1815, Reprint, Good. Half Calf and Boards, 4to (Oblong). Sixty-three engraved plates with sixty-four leaves of text (complete).

Half calf, smooth spine divided into six panels by gilt triple rules, gilt title to second panel, remaining panels with central gilt device.

Front hinge strip-repaired, chipped to spine ends, especially head, gilt rubbed and largely indistinct, corners bumped and worn. Internally some very light browning and off-setting, occasional very light foxing, but generally both plates and text are fairly bright and clean. Two plates bound out of order, but complete. Engraved title (dated 1787), previous owners armorial bookplate (Radstock) to front pastedown.

First issued in 1787 in parts, this is the 1815 reissue with the fifteen extra engravings. Cox III:178, Brunet I:296