The Isle of Wight, with a Description of the Geology of the Island
London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1859. First Edition. One of the Nelson's Hand books for Tourists series. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Coloured Frontis of Osborne House. Folding coloured map of the island. Attractive double page plate of Ryde pier. Another double plate of Carisbrooke castle. 12 chromolithograph plates in total (double plates are 2 ea.) Complete. <br />X, 5-122, 16. pp.<br />170 by 110mm (6¾ by 4¼ inches).
Condition: The blue cloth is rubbed at the edges and a little faded to the edge of the spine. The front end paper / Frontis are almost detached from the book and need securing. Moderate foxing to the pages.