Oblong folio. vi, -18 pp. Subscriber’s list, 11 chromolithographic plates (with 22 views on 10 plates), including a large three-page folding plate facing p. 13, drawn on stone by Allen, W. L. Walton, T. Picken and C. Haghe, all printed by Day & Haghe. All plate images are clean and have paper linings; paper lining missing on plate facing p. 9, paper lining on verso of plate facing p. 11 with related minimal offsetting from the two uncovered plates. Original decorative blind and gilt-stamped mauve cloth, upper cover with title in gilt, below the gilt royal arms of Queen Victoria (reign 1837-1901), but alluding to Albert in his official capacity as consort to Her Majesty (the book is dedicated to him) [copies are variously bound in either cloth or printed wrappers – see: BM inventory), spine expertly replaced; light wear to corners, endpaper hinges reinforced with white tape, some fading and minor spotting to cover. Signature of Trotter (front pastedown), also named in the Subscriber’s list (4 copies to Captain Trotter, R.N., 3 others to the family). Very good. RARE. CAPTAIN TROTTER’S COPY – HAND-COLORED PLATES & BOUND WITH THE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, but there were certainly two issues: one with hand-colored plates and the other without coloring – also the bindings can differ (cloth or printed wrappers and known). These amazing works of art were created from the drawings of William Allen by several Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen, including W. I. Walton, T. Picken, and C. Haghe. Allen had accompanied Richard Lander and Oldfield and carried out a survey of the River Niger in 1832-1833. The present work was published in light of the interest that the proposed expedition of 1841-1842 (under the command of Captain Trotter – this being his copy) generated. Allen went on to command the steamer ship HMS Wilberforce, a survey vessel, vessel for exploration, (launched 1840; on this ill-fated expedition (a number of the crew died of ague – possibly malaria – or "Niger" fever) – The Lancet, 1844, vol. 1, pp. 757-8; Abbey Travel 284. The eleven plates (inventory): One full page map image on plate facing p. 7: "A Part of the Rivers Niger & Chadda. Surveyed in 1832-3 by Commander Wm. Allen, R. N." Four postcard sixed images on plate facing p. 8: "Views on the Nun Branch of the River Niger." One full sized image on plate facing p. 9: "Procession to IBU." Two horizontal panoramic views on plate facing p. 10: "Cliffs at Attah." [and] "Mountains & Market Canoes near Bokweh." One full size image on plate facing p. 11: "Huts at Joggue." One full sized image on plate facing p. 12: "The Palaver" One full sized image on plate facing plate facing p. 12: "Mount Patteh from Bangaden." One large tri-page folding plate image facing p. 13: "The Confluence of the Rivers Niger and Chadda." Two vertical images on one plate facing p. 14: "The King Giving Judgement at the Gate of His Palace."[and] "The Interior of the Chief Malem’s House." Two vertical images on one plate facing p. 16: "The Morning Call." [and] "Attàh." Seven panoramic miniature images on plate facing plate on p. 16: "Beaufort Island"; "Six Miles Below the Confluence"; "Twenty Miles Above the Confluence"; "The Terry Mountains"; "The Rennell Mountains"; "Zagoshi – Cliffs about 150 feet high – The City of Rabba." William Day (1797–1845) and Louis Haghe (1806-1885) were watercolor artists and lithographers who partnered in forming Day & Haghe, the most famous early Victorian lithographic firm in London. Day & Haghe created and printed lithographs dealing with a wide range of subjects, such as hunting scenes, architecture, topographical views and genre depictions. They pioneered the new techniques for chromolithography as well as hand-tinted lithographs. Their work was so technically superior that in 1838, they were appointed Lithographers to the Queen. In fact 5 copies of this book were given to the Queen. Louis Haghe’s most ambitious project was providing 250 images. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Picturesque Views on the River Niger, ...
Publisher: John Murray, Hodgson & Graves, Ackerman, 1840.
Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1840 edition. Language: eng. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: London : J. Murray : Hodgson & Graves : Ackerman 50 pages. Seller Inventory # 453553216
Book Description 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. 50 Lang: - eng, Pages 50, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back . This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 1111006226542
Book Description 2018. Leather Bound. Condition: New. 50 Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back . This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 50, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # LB11006226542
Book Description London Murray, 1840. First edition. Landscape folio, vi, -18pp., hand-coloured lithographed map and 10 hand-coloured plates (including one folding panorama and some with two or more images), 2pp. list of subscribers at end, original printed wrappers, spine renewed, well preserved in modern morocco-backed cloth box, a fine copy. Rare first edition with hand-coloured illustrations depicting the river Niger. A scarce book in any format - the subscriber list accounts for some 235 copies only - very few of these were hand-coloured and in this format is very rare. Whilst remembered for commanding the 'Wilberforce' on Trotter's disastrous Niger expedition of 1841, William Allen (a Royal Navy officer) had already navigated the river in 1832 with Richard Lemon Lander and Macgregor Laird, and published this series of illustrations documenting their trip. Allen was a talented artist whose work was exhibited several times at the Royal Academy. On publication the book attracted a strong list of subscribers, including Robert Schomburgk, the eminent explorer. It includes several panoramas and strip views of the river, its natural surroundings and riverside towns such as Rabba, Nigeria. This work makes a great visual companion to the works of exploration concerning the Niger. Abbey Travel 284. D. Graham Burnet, Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado, page 122. Seller Inventory # 90201