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FREDERICK CATHERWOOD, 1st
LANDSCAPE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BIBLE, 2 VOL. SIGNED by FREDERICK CATHERWOOD, 1st
London: John Murray, 1838. PLEASE SEE FULL DESCRIPTION & ALL 12 PHOTOS BELOW. CATHERWOOD, FREDERICK & W. & E. FINDEN. Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, Consisting of Views of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. From Original Sketches Done on the Spot. Engraved by W. & E. Finden. Descriptions by the Rev. Thomas Hartwell Horne. London: John Murray, 1838. First Edition. Two volume set. Both volumes are signed and inscribed by artist Frederick Catherwood at the front free endpaper with his Christmas gift inscriptions: "Dec. 25, 1840, To Miss C. Stephens from her friend, F. Catherwood". Bound in three-quarter calf leather and dark green cloth, with gold lettering and tooling at the spines, all edges gilt. Volume 1 has six engraved plates from original on-site sketches made by Catherwood and Volume 2 has five. Among the other artists whose work is included in the set are J.M.W. Turner, Charles Barry, and David Roberts. Hinges starting with some minor foxing, spotting, and darkening to the interior, not affecting the legibility of either the engraved plates or the text, and with some light handling and faint cup marks to the cloth at the rear boards. Enclosed in a handsome custom clamshell box with gilt-stamped leather to the spine with raised bands. Catherwood autograph material is of great rarity. Frederick Catherwood (1799 - 1854) was an English artist, architect and explorer, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explored Mesoamerica in the mid 19th century with the American explorer … [Click Below for Full Description]
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