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Manchester: Thos. Agnew & sons. 1853. Large folio 28x18 inches, original publisher's boards, a bit rubbed, with a recent leather back. Lithograph title, vi pages and 24 LARGE LITHOGRAPH PLATES WITH ACCOMPANYING SHEETS OF TEXT, complete. Title spotted and scattered spotting, mostly but not always marginal. Printed lithograph sizes roughly 17 1/2 x 12 inches. A stunning set of images with the most important plate (and often missing) with period hand colouring- Windermere as Seen from Orrest Head which has an image of a train in the background. A PROOF COPY - ALL PLATES WITH "PROOF" ADDED TO THE TITLES. Proof copies were sometimes issued before general publication for the artist's approval or to enable corrections. A rare proof copy of this enormous book of views of the Lake District. The bibliography Abbey Scenery does not contain this book but lists a smaller octavo book of a similar name. One of the rarest and largest of the Lake District view books. James Baker Pyne 1800–1870 was an English landscape painter who became a successful follower of Turner, after having been in his earlier years a member of the Bristol School of artists and a follower of Francis Danby. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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