A Description of England and Wales Containing a particular Account of each County, with its Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation, Figure, Extent, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Mineral Waters, Soils, Fossils, Caverns, Plants and Minerals, Agriculture, Civil and Ecclesiastical Divisions, Cities, Towns, Palaces, Seats, Corporations, Markets, Fairs, Manufactures, Trade, Sieges, Battles and the Lives of illustrious Men each County has produced, Embellished with two hundred and forty Copper Plates of Palaces, Castles, Cathedrals; The Ruins of Roman and Saxon Buildings; And of Abbeys, Monasteries, and other Religious Houses. Besides a Variety of Cuts of Urns, Inscriptions, and other Antiquities.
Ten Volumes (complete set). London, Newbery and Carnan, 1769. Small Octavo. Volume I: XII, 299 pages / Volume II: 286 pages / Volume III: 288 pages / Volume IV: 288 pages / Volume V: 288 pages / Volume VI: 288 pages / Volume VII: 287 pages / Volume VIII: 288 pages / Volume IX: 288 pages / Volume X: 288 pages // Hardcover / Nine Volumes in their original 18th-century full leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Volume One recently bound to style by english master-binders. Faded dampstain to Volume III. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Two spine-labels slightly damaged. Bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedowns of Volumes 2 – 9.
To give an example of the abundant content see here the listing of the chapters and 25 full-page-illustrations included alone in Volume I: The Island of Anglesea [Anglesey] / Bedfordshire / Berkshire / Brecknockshire / Buckinghamshire / Caermarthenshire / Cambridgeshire / Cardiganshire / Illustrations: 1. North View of Beaumris Castle in the Isle of Anglesea / 2. South View of Holyhead Collegiate Church (with ships in background) non Anglesea / 3. North East View of Warden Monastery in the County of Bedford / 4. North West View of Dunstable Priory in the County of Bedford / 5. The Ruins of Reading Abbey / 6. White Horse Hill in the County of Berkshire / 7. North East View of Donnington Castle in the County of Berkshire / 8. North View of Windsor Castle / 9. South-East View of Brecknock Castle / 10. South View of Crickhowel Castle in the County of Brecknock / 11. North View of Brnynllys Castle / 12. East View of Nutley Abbey in the County of Bucks / 13. The South View of Caermarthen Castle and Town / 14. West View of Green Castle in the County of Caermarthen / 15. Northeast View of Llanfrephan Castle in the County of Caermarthen / 16. The South View of Denefaws Castle in the County of Caermarthen / 17. Northeast View of Aberconway Castle in the County of Caernarvon / 18. East View of Dolwyddelan Castle in the County of Caernarvon / 19. Northeast View of Caerbarvon Castle / 20. East View of Cambridge Castle / 21. North East View of Camps Castle in the County of Cambridge / 22. The South West View of Thorney Abbey in the County of Cambridge / 23. South View of Cardigan Castle and Priory / 24. The West View of Starflour Abbey in the County of Cardigan / 25. The East View of Aberystwith Castle in the County of Cardigan //