SOUTHALL, Mary. A Description of Malvern and it's Concomitants; including a Guide to the Drives, Rides, Walks and Excursions; with a Map of the Walks; A Panoramic Sketch of Objects from the Worcestershire Beacon, and other Embellishments.  Stourport. Printed for te Author. 1822. (First edition, second issue?).  
(187 x 112). pp, vi, (2), 176. 9 lithograph plates including folding panorama and folding schematic of walks. Wood engraved Foley armorial on the dedication page. Small water stain and patchy foxing to frontspiece. Contemporary diced calf, quite rubbed and marked, loss to head of spine and corners bumped and worn. A rare and very early book to contain lithographs. Anderson (p.306) lists the first edition as 1822. (the second edition was published in 1825). Our copy has a few unrecorded variations which could only have came later in 1822. The prefaces of both issues are dated July 1822 and both contain variant spellings for e.g. Hulmandel / Hullmandel. Despite the differences in the illustrations, both in their order and ,occasionally in the imprints and composition, the list of 'Embellishments'is the same, but only correct fo the first issue and incorrect for this one. In this issue, the lithographs are as follows, in the order they appear. 1) folding frontspiece of Malvern, lithographed by I.Bradley and printed by C. Hullmandel. This image did not appear in the first issue. 2) Belle Vue Hotel, I. Bradley lithographed. printed by Rowney and Forster. Significant differences in the image. This plate appeared fifth in order in the former issue. 3) Church Window, no imprint. Same image as first issue. 4) Library & Boarding House, printed by Rowney and Forster. Same image as before. 5) Baths and Pump Room, with an imprint for this issue. I. Bradley Lithog. Printed by Rowney & Forster. The image differs significantly. 6) Down's Hotel, printed by Rowney and Forster. Some minor differences in the image. 7) Worcestershire Beacon [folding bird's eye panoramic sketch}, no imprint. 8) Sketch of the Walks [folding, printed by Rowney & Forster. 9) Stoke Edith Park, lithographed by I. Bradley and printed by C. Hulmandel. This appeared as the frontspiece in the first issue.
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