London: Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis 1796. First Edition. , 325-360,[1-index] leaves plus 36 plates (hand-colored copper engravings) interleaved, and extra to the pagination. 5 3/4 x 9 inches. Complete per index. Arranged so that each leaf of text explanation is opposite the colored engraving it describes. Versos are blank for both plates and text pages. Textblock broken into several pieces, boards detached, spine perished. Previous owner's name (M. Constable 1802?) found at top of the title page. Offset browning from corner gluing for the first few pages. Sold for illustrations - the plates are in excellent condition with none of the usual foxing, and colors are bright. Good. Disbound. 
Often taken apart to frame individual plates, this volume could be rebound if desired to preserve the work. Boards are 1/4 leather with leather corners and early marbled paper. Plates are marked "Pub. by W. Curtis St. Geo. Crescent Oct 1, 1796" in the plate, and each plate numbered upper right. Often these sorts of publications were issued originally in parts and then bound later by an owner or with unsold extras by the publisher at year-end (our estimation in this case).