The first book in a special edition series of 6 volumes of 'Our Own Country' in which it is proposed to descibe some of the most interesting and important places in Great Britain. A regular topographical arrangement has not been attempted, believing that greater interest is to be obtained by a varied distribution of subjects. Each subject has been thoroughly treated, so far as space would allow, and illustrated. This "Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial" book contains articles on 20 areas of Great Britain, beginning with Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge, ending with Dublin City. Each article has several illustrations and at the front of the volume there are 7 engraving plates, including the fontispiece, each with its protective tissue intact. At the front is a pasted-in slip bearing the words, "This Edition Is specially prepared for Subscription only, and is not obtainable through the general Booksellers". The volume is bound in red with embossed ornamentation and gilt titles. A central panel in gilt and red shows Stonehenge. The spine bears a single gilt star to indicate that this is the first volume. The cover has light general wear and soiling marks, with bumping and surface rubbing to corners and spine ends; text block edges are dust darkened and have some foxing spots; foxing has also affected front and rear leaves, including some of the engravings and tissue.
A heavy book requiring courier delivery.
In very good condition overall.