R. Ackermann. London. 1823.
SECOND EDITION, a re-issue of the 1817 edition. 8vo (9.9 x 6.6 inches). Illustrated with 24 fine hand-coloured, full page, aquatint plates, the colouring still strong and bright, by Thomas Rowlandson. The plates are generally on smaller leaves but all are complete with image and printed lettering in the margins. Some minor spots of foxing to a few leaves but generally clean and bright in the scarce original publisher's red/brown cloth binding, with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Decorative blind stamped panels on boards. Original yellow coated endpapers. Previous owners bookplate to front paste down endpaper and ink name to front free endpaper. Some rubbing to top and tail of spines and fore-edges, and the inner hinges cracked but holding firm. Some loss to the very bottom of the spine but generally a very good example.