A DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Containing a particular Account of each County, with its Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation, Figure, Extent, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Mineral Waters, Soils, Fossils, Caverns, Plants and Minerals, Agriculture, Civil and Ecclesiastical Divisions, Cities, Towns, Palaces, Seats, Corporations, Markets, Fairs, Manufactures, Trade, Sieges, Battles, and the Lives of illustrious Men each County has produced, Embellished with two hundred and forty Copper Plates, of Palaces, Castles, Cathedrals; the Ruins of Roman and Saxon Buildings; and of Abbeys, Monasteries, and other Religious Houses. Besides a Variety of Cuts of Urns, Inscriptions, and other Antiquities.
London: Printed for Newbery and Carnan, 1769-1770. First Edition. Hardcover. Set of 10 volumes, octavo; complete with 240 copper plates and vignettes in the text. Bound in contemporary calf, green and red spine labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Edges of several boards lightly rubbed. 7" x 4" Very Good. Item #041343
This is quite an elaborate county-by-county treatment of the 18th-century English and Welsh countryside with its small towns, castles, monuments, Roman ruins, cathedrals, &c., with handsome copper-engraved plates of views and buildings.