2 volumes. First edition. With a total of 138 steel-engraved views in exquisite detail from original drawings by William Bartlett, Thomas Allom and a few others such as Heat, Miller, Le Petit, and Wallis, printed on 69 plates and with two fine engraved maps, separate pictorial title-pages for each part, one general title page for the collection. Tall 4to, bound in three-quarter red calf over red marbled paper-covered boards, the spines with wide raised bands gilt tooled, gilt ruled panels and two red morocco gilt lettered and ruled labels, gilt ruled wide corner-pieces, marbled endpapers. 104pp; 48pp. A very nice set, beautifully preserved, each volume with the complete set of engravings, the paper very fresh and clean throughout the Devon volume, the Cornwall volume also very clean, a touch of age, one plate with closed tear neatly refurburbished with no loss, the bindings solid and in bright and fine condition. FIRST EDITIONS OF THIS BEAUTIFUL SET OF ENGRAVED ENGLISH VIEWS BY THOMAS ALLOM AND WILLIAM BARTLETT. The subjects include castles, seats of nobility, picturesque scenery, towns, public buildings, churches, antiquities and more. The Devonshire volume with 94 views and the Cornwall volume with 44. Each volume has a wonderfully detailed engraved map. Often this collection is found with heavy toning or foxing, this set is mercifully quite free of both. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL ILLUSTRATED, From ...
Publisher: London H. and R. Fisher and P. Jackson 1832
Book Description Published by H. Fisher, R. Fisher and P. Jackson, London, 1832. , 106 and 48 pages of text, each with vignette title page, maps of both Devon and Cornwall as frontispiece, plus a further 69 leaves of plates which each have two steel-engraved views on [third edition] , some scuffs to boards, darkened around edges of boards, spine rubbed and with minor loss at head and tail, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing to plates, in good condition , original brown calf, decorative gilt borders and spines, gilt titles on black leather spine label Quarto Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 50742
Book Description London: H.Fisher, R.Fisher, & P.Jackson, 1832., 1832. 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 106; 48. 2 engraved titles, 1 (of 2) engraved maps (lacking map of Devonshire), & 138 steel-engraved views on 69 plates. contemporary half morocco, all edges gilt (corners worn, spine bit rubbed, tissue guards browned, occasional foxing). ownership entry of Canadian historian Edwin C.Guillet [1898-1975]. First Edition. Holloway 42. Bookseller Inventory # elala5069