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Scenery of the Devonshire Rivers. With Introductory - LEWIS, Frederick Christian - 1845. 
Folio, 420x280mm, etched title-page, verso blank, List of Subscribers, verso blank, and 26 full-page etchings on thick paper, half black morocco, pebble-grain black cloth, rebacked and corners renewed, a fine copy. Frederick Christian Lewis senior (1779-1856), engraver and landscape painter, was born in London on 14 March 1779, the eldest son of Johan Ludwig (b. c.1740), an émigré miniature painter from Hanover who took the name of John Lewis, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was one of the most prolific, skilled and versatile printmakers of his time, patronised by Princess Charlotte, Prince Leopold, George IV, William IV, and Queen Victoria. One of his brothers was the bookbinder Charles Lewis (1786-1836). First published two years earlier, the present issue has an extra plate, of "The New Prison, Dartmoor". COPAC records only one copy of this issue (Leicester University)
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