Windermere; London: John Garnett; Whittaker & co., Hamilton, Adams & co., Longman & Co., Simpkin, Marshall, & co., [n.d.]. Second Edition, later printing. Octavo (16.2 x 10.5cm), pp. 24 (half title, engraved frontis, vignette title, title page, Preface, Contents, Index, Traveling Charges, Coach Fares and Routes, Charges at Hotels and Private Lodgings, Itinerary of Excursions, 2 Blank) 210 (Text), xviii (Directory), xvipp (Advertisements), 16 engraved plates including frontis and three in the advertisements, 6 engraved topographical sketches (2 folding), large fold out hand-coloured map by John Ruthven; original embossed cloth with gilt lettering, rebacked with original spine laid back on, new yellow eps.
Lacks one engraved Advertisement and last page of Advertisements. The map was originally housed in pocket at rear but the previous owner has subtituted a facsimile colour map in pocket and preserved original map in mylar. The map is in very good condition, just a handful (less than ten) unobtrusive foxmarks, two small separations along vertical folds (2cm each). While not the true second edition of 1855, this copy nevertheless has a mix first and later state plates. (Bicknell 155.2b).. Item #856
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876 was a novelist and writer on political economy and social problems. "In 1844 she settled in Ambleside where, with some advice from Wordsworth, she built The Knoll, her home for the rest of her life. (Bicknell p. 173).