8vo, pp. xii, 271, [1 (blank)], 30 plates (of which 28 hand-coloured), each with facing leaf of letterpress text; very occasional slight spotting; a very good copy in publisher’s green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, spine lettered in gilt; lightly rubbed and bumped, spine faded; bookplate lifted from upper pastedown.
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