SUPERB COPY OF EARLIEST PICTURESQUE TOUR BOOK IN FULL TREE CALF
GILPIN, William ~ Observations on the River Wye, and several parts of South Wales, &c. Relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; Made in the summer of the year 1770.
London: Blamire, 1782
Full tree calf, 9 inches tall. A superb binding in wonderful condition with gilt bands and splendid centre tools, red label and yellow edges. With 15 oval aquatints. With the bookplate and dated signature of William Danby of Swinton Park, the English writer who recreated Stonehenge as a Druidic temple in the grounds of his Gothic estate. An exceptional copy of the First Edition of the earliest and most renowned of the picturesque tour books.