London: Treuttel, Würtz, and Richter, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. Kinsey (1788 1851) was a scholar and fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, serving the college in various important posts. 'In 1827 Kinsey made a tour in Portugal with the intention of making the country better known to the English people. From his journals and a series of letters written to his friend Thomas Haynes Bayly, as well as from historical and other sources, Kinsey published Portugal Illustrated (1828), an interesting account of the country, and well illustrated with engravings by G. Cooke and Skelton from drawings chiefly made by a companion during his tour. It was dedicated to Lord Auckland, to whom Kinsey was chaplain' (Oxford DNB).
4to, pp. (ii, engraved title), xvii, (ii), 500, (6); with frontis (colored costume plate); a double-page map and a double page of the "The University of Coimbra"; four engraved leaves of music and 26 plates including nine colored aquatints of costume; several illustrations in the text; some light foxing on the "University" plate, a small crescent of paper replace in the margin of page three, otherwise an especially clean copy. Handsomely rebound in half red morocco, gilt title on spine. The costume plates are by Pugin, and colored by Pyal, and in this copy, distributed throughout the volume. Spine pleasantly toned, a very good copy overall. Abbey, Travel 142; Colas 1612. Item #26945