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DESCRIPTIVE EXCURSIONS THROUGH SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE,
Donovan, E.

DESCRIPTIVE EXCURSIONS THROUGH SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE,

In the Year 1804, and the Four Preceeding Summers. London: Printed for the Author ... 1805.
1st Ed. 2 vols. xxvii + 404pp. + 396pp. + ix + 396pp. 31 uncoloured plates in stipple and aquatint. Ex.-libris A. Leslie Evans & D.B. Rees, some light sporadic foxing heavier to pp.115-119 of vol. 1., frontiss. offset to t.ps., rebound in gilt lettered cloth, sl. discolouring, sl. fraying to upper joint of vol. 1. Abbey Scenery 518. Edward Donovan (1768-1837), naturalist and author. He travelled through Monmouthshire and South Wales in the summers of 1800 and the succeeding years, publishing an account of his travels in 1805 illustrated from his own sketches. The first excursion took him many hundred miles in various directions, and he surveyed the country from Bristol to Pembroke; his observations during the time are among the most useful of his works.
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