“The Severn, anciently regarded as the queen of British rivers, is the most rapid stream of our island; and, for length of course, for majesty of aspect, for extensive advantages…she justly ranks as second only to the Thames”.
HARRAL, Thomas (1774-1853). Picturesque Views of the Severn … the Embellishments from Designs of the late Samuel Ireland. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 2 lithographed frontispieces, 50 plates [including one coloured], plates bound in at the front of each volume. Please note that the Llanidloes plate referred to as being on page 17 was never issued at the time of publication so is therefore not included. Other copies of the work are referenced as containing an errata slip to this point, however this copy is lacking the said errata slip).
Condition: (Spotting to plates, few small holes in plates, sporadic spotting and browning to text, much more pronounced to the last few leaves of each volume, some marginal creasing). Contemporary quarter green cloth with grey boards (cloth and boards worn, joints cracking, corners bumped, slight tearing to cloth, cream title labels worn).
4to. London: G. And W. B. Whittaker, 1824.
PROVENANCE: J. More (small ink stamps on front paste-downs).
Abbey Scenery 429; Anderson 36.
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