London: Printed for Thomas Longman, 1738. [Scandinavian Travel]. FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING, later editions. Octavo (21 x 13cm), pp.; xxiv; 432 . Contemporary brown full speckled calf, re-cased with repairs to joints. Raised bands, gilt titles to red label on spine, and further gilt tooling to spine. All edges flecked red. With a manuscript letter in black ink written over two loose sheets of paper, one headed with a London address, detailing the gift of this book to a family member in 1907. Sent from Peter G. Laurie to Colonel Julius Dyson-Laurie, who had married Gwen Molesworth, a descendant of Robert Molesworth. With a matching black ink gift inscription to the front free endpaper. A clean and crisp text block with lightly browned preliminaries. Binding shows some rubbing and chipping to the extremities, especially at the corners and joints, some scratches and wear to boards. Very good. Item #50270
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