London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. 8vo. x, 367 pp., including half-title and a number of blanks both before and after text. FIRST EDITION. With 6 plates. Contemporary tree-calf, scuffed, front joint loose, minor damage to spine; interior very clean. Ownership inscriptions on the half title. Item #14936
First edition. A charming travelogue that describes both familiar and off the beaten path locales in Scotland and England, organized according to the author’s original itinerary, which is printed as part of the contents. Includes 6 lovely plates of towns, countryside, and sights.
Thomson (1746-1817) began his career a librarian at Dupplin Castle and eventually studied theology at St. Andrews, “but soon displayed tastes and affinities discordant with his office” (DNB). Thomson became a prolific writer who wrote and edited a great number of books and articles including several popular works of history and travel.