London: For R. Ackerman, 1813. With 21 hand-coloured aquatint plates etched by Rowlandson. Full sprinkled calf, neatly re-backed in decorative gilt; interior with a couple of insignificant marginal tears, otherwise an excellent copy from the library of physician and surgeon Ralph R. Ritzman, with his ownership inscription to fly-leaf. Item #11181
This second edition, with added dedication and contents, was the result of the collaboration of several authors, including John Buonarotti Papworth (1775-1847), who contributed fourteen chapters, the classical scholar and poet Francis Wrangham (1769-1842), and the prolific English writer William Combe (1741-1823). In the first edition, the contributions were anonymous; in this edition, their initials (with the exception of Combe's) were added at the end of each chapter.
According to the "Advertisement" at the beginning of the book: "The originals of the plates in this volume were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough in the season of 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them; and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each, the present form of publication has been adopted."