Like the other four volumes of Lakeland Sketchbooks, this beautiful book contains 80 intricate pen-and-ink drawings of Lakeland scenes, with simple maps to identify each viewpoint. The book covers drawings 241 (The Patterdale Valley) to 320 (The Vale of Grasmere). Alfred Wainwright (1907 to 1991) was a British fell walker, guidebook author and illustrator, best known for his seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, the standard reference work to the 214 fells of the English Lake District, which are now known as 'Wainwrights'. He also wrote and illustrated numerous other books on the Lake District, Scotland, Northern England and Wales including two of his other major works, Westmorland Heritage and Wainwright in Lakeland. This hardcover book is bound in the publisher's original orange cloth with gilt 'A Fourth Lakeland Sketchbook' on the spine, 'A Fourth Lakeland Sketchbook' and 'A Wainwright' on the upper board, in a pictorial dust jacket. The dustjacket is rubbed along all edges, marked and scuffed and has a few small tears along the top edge, front and back. The cloth boards are in a good condition, although the spine is a little bumped. The pages are beginning to yellow slightly. This is a likely 1972 first edition (the book carries no date) identified by: 1) orange cloth covers with square corners and gold lettering and 2) the last book listed in the list of books published is 'A Fifth Lakeland Sketchbook' (In preparation) (The imprint information and books in print lists were not normally updated between printings and should not be used as a reliable way of identifying first printings. First printings of this title can only be confirmed by the presence of the correct dust jacket.). Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) a hand-script price of '£1.05' on the front flap and 2) matt finish.