Two Successive Tours Throughout the Whole of Wales, SKRINE Henry 1755-1803 [Very Good] [Hardcover]
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VG+, 1st ed, 1798, inscribed by the author. In 20c quarter calf over grey boards. Spine, blind tooling, gilt title to black morocco label. Internally, half title, [5], (vi-xviii), [2], [1], 2-280 pp, [1], (xxii-xxviii), authors inscription to half title, top edge cut remainder not, new endpapers. In 2 part 1-146 South Wales & 149-280 North Wales. (230*139 mm). (ESTC T60747. Lowndes 2411. Allibone 2118). Title continues: With several of the adjacent English Counties; So as to for a comprehensive view of the picturesque beauty, the peculiar manners, and the fine remains of Antiquity, in that interesting part of the British Island. By the author of three successive tours in the North of England and Scotland in 1795. Skene wrote for a general audience rather than the specialist topographer or antiquarian. He proved a shrewd observer, providing a well written commentary on the state of the country through which he journeyed. He was particularly concerned with ‘improvement’. See ODNB.
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