Rona, a Poem, in seven Books, illustrated with a correct…

~ Rona, a Poem, in seven Books, illustrated with a correct Map of the Hebrides, and elegant Engravings... London: Printed for J. Murray... 1777.

4to (278 × 225 mm), pp. [2], xv, [3], 219, [1]; with 7 engraved plates (two signed Isaac Taylor, four Caldwell after Hamilton, the other unsigned) and a large folding map by Bayly after Armstrong; some light offsetting; recent full leather.

First edition of ‘this very pleasing and poetical performance’ (London Review), dedicated to Andrew Saltoun, of which 500 copies were printed. ‘It was first intended to printed the copper-plates upon the same page with the letter-press at the top of every book, spaces being left before some of the books for that purpose: but the Publisher afterwards altered his design, and now gives them to the reader, in their present condition, as proof impressions upon the finest French paper.’ Jackson, p. 57; Zachs, The First John Murray 161.

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