London: P.W. Tomkins, 1797.
BARTOLOZZI, F., [artist]. HAMILTON, W. T. , [illustrator]. The Seasons. Illustrated with Engravings by F. Bartolozzi and P. W. Tomkins...from Original Pictures painted for the Work by W. Hamilton, R.A. London: P.W. Tomkins, 1797.
A magnificent edition, imperial folio (18 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches; 470 x 372 mm). , [5, list of subscribers], [1, contents], , -236 pp. An engraved frontispiece and dedication leaf, five full-page engravings, ten head-and-tail pieces and five vignettes. Extra-illustrated with four later engraved full-page plates each with a vignette of a cherub, attributed to Tomkins, but from a later date.
Beautifully bound by Riviere and Son in full dark red levant morocco. Boards ruled in gilt tooling. Spine elaborately stamped and lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Some restoration to the outer hinges. Overall a beautiful copy.