London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1849. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.465 . Lacking maps, but with a watercolour of Mallerstang and Pendragon Castle to verso of front free endpaper, dated 1899. Roughly re-backed with black leather-effect cloth and a later strip of maroon leather-effect cloth, with black ink MS titles to white paper label on spine. Original marbled boards with brown leather corners. Endpapers, half-title, title page and other prelims liberally adorned with black ink notes and many ownership inscriptions, mainly of Henry Colebank of Moss Side, Nether Staveley, Westmorland. Browning and spotting to prelims. Binding a little weak in places with a few gatherings slightly proud. Heavy wear to boards. A well-used, highly personalised copy; fair overall. Item #48104
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