MONCRIEFF, A. R. Hope (text). Sutton PALMER (illust.). Surrey. London, Adam & Charles Black, .
8vo. Original blue green cloth blocked in gilt and printed in light green and purple, top edge gilt; pp. xi, 252, 8 [advertisements], 75 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guards, pull-out map, light wear to extremities, toning to the end-papers as usual, otherwise a very good copy with gift inscriptio, dated 1913 to half-title and bookplate Harold Egan.
Reprint of the 1904 first edition. ‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)