"Wordsworth's Scenery of the Lakes of England with Directions for Tourists" forms the core of this volume. Added to this are letters written to Wordsworth by the Rev. Professor Sedgwick, on the geology of the Lake District.
Plates included are a frontispiece, an engraving of Windermere (badly foxed.) A ground plan of Furness Abbey. Five sketches of various peaks as seen from renowned viewpoints, with major peaks numbered and named, by a Mr. Flintoft. A geological diagram. Fold out map missing.
Wordsworth included poetry extracts, by himself and others. He also included "botanical notices",i.e where certain plants and flowers may be found. A glossary, of the names of places and landscape features, gives their etymological derivations. Also introducton and "advert" and occasional footnotes from the publishers.
Publishers are J.Hudson of Kendal; Longman & Co. and Whittaker & Co., London; Webb of Liverpool and Simms & Co. of Manchester.
Overall condition is fair to good. All browned. Covers marked. The spine has a piece of leather wrapped around it, which I presume is a later addition.
Heavy foxing to first three pages, otherwise occasional and light. The binding is a little loose, as yet no loose pages. Someone has added a few small pencil notes, which I have chosen to leave as they are.
Wordsworth's inimitable descriptions and his very personal views on the merits of the Lakes and the damage being done to them by human activity.