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Canadian Scenery, Illustrated from drawings by W. H. Bartlett

Nathaniel Parker Willis

Published by James Virtue c. 1842., London, 1842
From Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Contemporary ½ gilt morocco with cloth boards, spine with 6 gilt floral designed compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. , ?I. Grayson Smith? ex-libris above title.?Bartlett made four voyages to the United States and Canada between the years 1836 and 1852, the fruits of which appeared in American Scenery in 1840 and Canadian Scenery in 1842 with text by N.P. Willis?(Harper). ?In autumn of 1836 in company with Willis he visited Niagara Falls and presumably was briefly in Canada. Journeyed from Halifax to Niagara in1838, completing 117 sepia wash drawings which were engraved and published with text by Willis in a two volume Canadian Scenery in 1840?(DNB). The engravings were produced by Willis, Cousen and others. , Size : 4to., Volume one contains frontispiece portrait of W.H. Bartlett, title page with an engraved vignette titled ?Wigwam in the Forest?, and a general map. Volume two contains engraved frontispiece entitled ?Montreal from the Mountain?, and title page with engraved vignette entitled ?The horse-shoe falls? all by Bartlett. In total there are 118 plates, of which 114 are finely hand-coloured., Volume : 2 Volumes in 1., References : Alston 7673; Sabin 3786; Lande 2310., P. engraved title, blank, plate listing, blank, title, blank, 1-128; frontis, engraved title, blank, title, blank, plate listing, blank, 1-116. A very good copy. Plates and text are clean. Bookseller Inventory # B3492

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Title: Canadian Scenery, Illustrated from drawings ...

Publisher: James Virtue c. 1842., London

Publication Date: 1842

Binding: Hardcover

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Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books are specialist dealers in 15th to 19th century Prints, Maps and Books. The gallery is able to offer one of the largest selections of Prints and Maps available in North America. The business was founded in 1982 and has supplied Prints, Maps and Books to many private and public art collectors. It strives to present a friendly and helpful atmosphere to both expert and amateur collectors. The shop has grown considerably since its humble beginnings to an internationally respected firm. We exhibit at major map & book fairs in North America and Europe and are happy to organize presentations of materials for corporations, interior designers and individuals. We are always interested in purchasing collections or individual items of quality. Catalogues and lists are issued periodically and we would be delighted to have details of customersí specific interests, so we can contact them when examples come into stock.

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