Largo folio (45x58cm), unpaginated. Red leather boards, gilt in title on spine, decorative boards on cover, wear at joints. Marbled endpapers with gilt leaf ends. Text in English and French. Contains 52 engraved plates with associated descriptions. Light foxing to text and illustrations, in various states. An impressive work.
Comments: Edward Foster (1769-1828) was an English Cleric and writer. This work, The British Gallery of Engravings, is considered to be the major work of his life. There were to be other folios printed after this copy, but the project was abandoned in 1813 due to financial reasons.