Wanderings and Excursions in Wales


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[000154] Roscoe, Thomas, Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales WITH Wanderings And Excursions in South Wales with the Scenery of the River Wye, Tilt and Bogue; Simpkin and Co; Orr and Co., London, Reprint, Good+. Half Calf and Boards, 8vo.

Two volumes complete – North Wales, 332pp, [4]; South Wales [14], 284pp, [4]. Uniform half calf and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with gilt double fillet border, shell corner pieces joined by elongated volutes and pointille, ‘Stormont’ pattern marbled endpapers, all edges marbled.

Very minor wear to extremities. Internally the additional engraved titles are browned, the tissue-guarded plates are generally lightly browned to edges, with light foxing, occasionally to subject. Both maps are hand-coloured in outline and are quite bright and clean, the map of South Wales has a tear along one fold, but with no loss. Text is generally quite bright and clean. Previous owners (Edward Lee) armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Quite an attractive pair with all one hundred plates and two maps called for.

Roscoe, Thomas (1791-1871), writer and translator, Roscoe’s abundant production over a quarter of a century consists chiefly of translations and travel writing …. Roscoe’s own Life of Michael Angelo was published in 1831