London, The Walpole Press ('Printed for Subscribers Only'), 1899 [first thus]/ 1821.
Octavo, xvi, 331,  (blank, 'Directions for placing the Plates') pages plus 25 plates.
Buckram slightly rubbed, bumped and marked; uncut edges a little chipped; rear inner hinge cracked but firm; minimal signs of use and age; a very good copy.
Number 412 of 1000 copies of the 'Fine Library Edition, illustrated with 25 plates'. There is a 'Nota Bene' preceding the list of plates, to the effect that Plates 10 and 17 to 24 'should not be carelessly exposed either to Ladies or to Young Persons. These Plates are therefore stitched up separately, and placed in a secret pocket cunningly hidden in one of the covers of the binding.... they may be, if thought more desirable, taken out of the pocket and locked up'. Provenance: Glen Ralph, with his Wilmar Library bookplate.