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AYTON, Richard
A VOYAGE ROUND GREAT BRITAIN, UNDERTAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF THE YEAR 1813, AND COMMENCING FROM THE LAND'S-END, CORNWALL . WITH A SERIES OF VIEWS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CHARACTER AND PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE COAST
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1814-1825, London. Complete in 8 folio (10-1/4" x 14-1/4") volumes handsomely bound in 6 volumes in later 19th century deep-green morocco leather with gilt rules, heavily gilt-decorated spines with contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 308 lovely hand-colored aquatint plates by and after William Daniell on heavy stock and an uncolored aquatint dedication plate in the first volume; without the additional uncolored stipple-engraving of "Kemaes Head, Pembrokshire" and map found in some copies. From the introduction: "While the inland counties of England had been so hackneyed by travellers . the coast has hitherto been most unaccountably neglected, and, if we except a few fashionable watering-places, is entirely unknown to the public . It is the design, therefore, of the following voyage, minutely to describe the whole coast round Great Britain." A monumental work with stunning views unsurpassed both in delicacy of drawing and tinting. Abbey, SCENERY 16; Prideaux page 326: "Such a succession of beautiful plates is scarcely to be found elsewhere and they are unsurpassed both in delicacy of drawing and tinting"; Tooley 177: "FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COLOUR PLATE BOOK ON BRITISH TOPOGRAPHY." Contents with occasional light foxing (primarily to text leaves facing plates but slightly affecting a few plates) and some offsetting from plates, else clean. All bindings quite solid and attractive, some light rubbing or scuffing to some hinges and edges or corners, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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