Narrative of the life of Mrs Dalrymple Elliott during some of the most eventful scenes of the great French Revolution. Composed at the express desire of His Majesty King George the Third. Illustrated with frontispiece and two paper-guarded plates.
Half-bound: brown leather binding to hardcover corners and spine, brown cloth to boards, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine; page edges speckled in red.
Good condition for a book of this considerable age: light wear and markings to covers and spine, mainly to leather-bound edges, sticker ghost to spine; binding split between title page and frontispiece, cracking between page 205 and preceding plate, pages 33/34, 65/66, 79/80, 97/98 detached and pages 123 to 126 starting to detach with consequent wear/creasing to fore edges, some further pages stating to detach, light crease to top corner of pages 149/150, 159/160, 163/164 and 169/170 with 1.2cm open tear to page 159/160 top corner, 8.5cm closed tear to bottom edge of page 175/176, smaller closed tears (1cm maximum) to bottom edge of pages 199 to 204 and facing plate, 1 x 1.2cm and 1 x 1cm closed tears to top edge of page 193/194; ex-libris, with library bookplate, stamps and other markings to front endpapers and spine, stain due to water damage to top edge of frontispiece and plates facing pages 116 and 204, light foxing/soiling to endpapers, title and contents pages, occasional foxing/soiling internally, mainly to early and late pages, but text remains clear throughout.