Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809
London, 'Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, Poultry; and J. Miller, Albemarle-Street; By J. Keymer, Yarmouth', 1811.
Octavo, [ii] (title leaf), lxii, 496,  (index),  (errata and instructions to the binder, last blank) pages with a few in-text illustrations plus a fine hand-coloured frontispiece ('An Icelandic Lady in Her Bridal Dress') and 3 plates (2 of them double-page).
Early full morocco boards later rebacked in heavily gilt-decorated calf with a contrasting title-label, all edges marbled; leather on the boards cracked, scuffed and marked, with some surface loss (particularly to the rear board); frontispiece offset, other plates a little foxed and lightly marked; minimal foxing; a very good copy.
With the armorial bookplate of the Stanley family, Earls of Derby, on the pastedown, and a Stanley surname signature on an early blank. Loosely inserted is a typed aerogramme signed from Frank Maggs, dated 23 November 1954, replying to a query regarding variant imprints of this work. He writes that 'comparing the London issue with the Yarmouth the two are identically the same printing, with the exception that the London edition has a three page dedication to Sir Joseph Banks and a slightly different title page. So it looks as if the two issues are substantially the same except that the copies for the author himself bore his local Yarmouth imprint'.