'THE SEASONS.' LONDON: T. BENSLEY & V. FIGGINS FOR P.W. TOMKINS, 1797
Folio (18 x 14 7/8 in.; 455 x 370 mm). Half-title, stipple engraved frontispiece by Tomkins, 5pp. subscribers' list, engraved calligraphic dedication by H. Ashby after T. Tomkins, stipple- and line-engraved frontispiece, 6 plates and 14 illustrations by F. Bartolozzi and P.W. Tomkins after W. Hamilton; minor foxing, occasional and minor offsetting, repaired closed marginal tear to 2A2. Contemporary full blue straight-grained morocco, covers with wide decorative neo-classical border, spine in seven compartments with double raised bands, bands highlighted by rules and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the seventh compartment with label tooled in gilt with two armorial crests (one of the Peters family, the other unidentified), the remaining compartments with repeat decoration in gilt, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, edges with alternate bands of gilt and blue staining; extremities rubbed, corners bumped with some restoration, some repair to joints.
Charlotte Mary Peters (armorial bookplate)
Abbey 'Life' 252; Brunet V, 836; Cohen/de Ricci p.992; Lowndes IV, p.2671