An Excursion to the Lakes


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[000047] Hutchinson, W., An Excursion to the Lakes in Westmoreland and Cumberland; With a Tour Through Part of the Northern Counties in the Years 1773 and 1774, J. Wilkie and W. Charnley, London, 1776, First Thus. Good. Full Calf, 8vo, [2], 382pp, [4].

Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, bands bordered by gilt double rule, gilt roll to edges.

Chipped with loss to head of spine, outer joints slightly split, but holding well, small amount of loss towards head of front cover, edges rubbed. Internally very lightly browned, but generally quite bright and clean. Signature E misbound but complete.

Nineteen plates (eighteen folding) as called for. Bicknell notes that it incorporates ‘An Excursion of 1773’, (Bicknell 6), with little alteration … to it is added an excursion to other parts of Cumberland, Hexham and parts of Durham and Yorkshire.” There were no plates in the earlier edition.

Bicknell 7, Upcott pg 120