First edition. Publisher's original quarter roan over printed paper-covered boards with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Illustrated with a folding map frontispiece and 84 wonderful hand-coloured engravings across 28 plates (complete). A very good copy, the binding tight and square with rubbing to the boards, wear to the extremities, and a little loss to the head of the spine. The contents with a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, occasional marking to page edges, and a small tear to the margin of one plate (not affecting the image), are otherwise clean throughout. The plates are fresh and bright.
An early nineteenth-century account of Britain's ever-growing industrial power which ranges the length and breath of the country, describing the industrial and commercial activities found in particular cities, towns and counties. Designed for the use of children, it contains a fantastic group of beautifully hand-coloured engravings depicting the production and consumption of different goods. A very pleasing copy.
Stock code: 16838