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Pardoe, Miss (Julia). Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), illus

Published by Published for the proprietors by George Virtue, London (1838)

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Item Description: Published for the proprietors by George Virtue, London, 1838. First edition. 164 pp. + 81 lvs. Illus. with 81 steel engravings: port. frontis, title page vignette, 78 view plates, and 1 map. "This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject," (Blackmer Lib. p. 405). Atabey 922; CBEL (3rd) IV: 1378; Blackmer Coll. 1254; Blackmer Lib. 888. Very good, boards and extremities rubbed, owner's bookplate to free front end paper, small faint semicircular stain to fore edge of first two preliminary leaves, tissue guard and engraved title foxed and offset, faint dampstain to lower inner corner, marginal only, scattered foxing to plates, nearly all marginal or on blank backs, otherwise plates are crisp, text clean, binding sold. A very handsome copy. Three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, boards ruled in gilt, five raised bands ruled in gilt, four compartments with floral gilt decorations, two with gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 31686

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The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in: BARTLETT, William H.)

Item Description: London: George Virtue, [c.1854], 1854. 2 works in 1 volume, large quarto (263 x 202 mm). Near-contemporary red morocco for George Rutland, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, ornamental frames to covers gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. With portrait frontispieces and engraved vignette title pages with tissue-guards and 168 engraved plates. Omnibus edition of two works illustrated by W. H. Bartlett, Miss Pardoe's Beauties of the Bosphorus (an expanded edition, with an appendix and six additional plates) and William Beattie's Danube. The additional plates in Pardoe's work depict sites connected with the Crimean War, and this omnibus volume was probably issued by Virtue to capitalise on renewed interest in the regions concerned. Both works were originally published serially: The Beauties of the Bosphorus in 1838, The Danube between 1842 and 1844. Bartlett spent most of the 1830s travelling across Europe, the Middle East and North America providing illustrations for a number of highly popular travel books, most of which were published by Virtue. "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey" (ODNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalise on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p. 114); five of the plates are in fact by John Cousen, including "The Column of Theodosius", which "well indicates the variations in tone he was able to achieve" (ibid., p. 96). In 1835 and 1836 William Beattie (17931875), "travelled in Switzerland and the land of the Waldenses during this period he published several poems and descriptive and historical works, some being illustrated by his friend W. H. Bartlett" (ODNB). George Rutland, for whom this book was bound, was an antiquarian bookseller based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne active throughout the mid-19th century. He is described in the Town Council Meeting Minutes of 3 June 1863 as "one of the most extensive second-hand book dealers in the North of England". Atabey 922; Blackmer 1254. Bookseller Inventory # 120001

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