BUDWORTH, Joseph. [later PALMER]. ~ Windermere, a Poem. London: T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell), 1798.
pp. , 28, including half-title;
[bound after:] — A Fortnight’s Ramble to the Lakes in Westmoreland, Lancashire, and Cumberland. By a Rambler... the second edition. London for J. Nichols, 1795, pp. xxxii, 292, plus engraved portrait. Inscription to head of title: ‘From the Author’.
Two works bound together, 8vo (205 × 125 mm), pp. , 28; xxxii, 292, plus engraved frontispiece. Contemporary tree calf, spine double-ruled in gilt, red morocco label. Rubbed, upper joint starting but secure. Bookplates of Sir Thomas Hesketh, Bart and Easton Neston Library. Very good copies.
First edition of an early Lakeland poem, bound with presentation copy of the the second edition of the author’s account of his Lakeland tour. A Fortnight’s Ramble (first published 1792) contains the famous description of Mary Robinson, 15-year-old inkeeper’s daughter of the Fish Inn, Buttermere, which launched an unlikely tourist industry in the area and Mary’s own unfortunate celebrity as ‘the Beauty of Buttermere’. Jackson, p. 231; second work not in Jackson; Windermere: Aubin, Topographical Poetry, p. 104, 271, 306.