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Cooke (William Bernard)
The Thames; or, Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public Buildings, and Picturesque Scenery, on the Banks of that Noble River. The Engravings Executed by William Bernard Cook, from Original Drawings by Samuel Owen, Esq.
London: For Vernor, Hood, & Sharpe, 1811. First edition. Two volumes. Half-calf & marbled boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, other edges trimmed. Including frontispieces, a total of 103 engraved plates. 86 plates are called for; this copy has 17 additional plates by Cooke, dated 1814 - 1817. This copy was in a seminary library, and bears some marks including ink stamps on preliminary and title pages, and in a few spots throughout; Volume I has one of the spine panels darkened (probably to hide library marks); Volume II has some mottling to the same spine panel, but looks decent. In general a very clean and attractive copy with the hinges all in fine shape, and no foxing to speak of. The 17 extra plates are (we believe) from Cooke's 1822 work: Views On The Thames. Included are plates of The Launch of The Nelson (1814) and The Nelson on the Stacks (1815); also The Druid's Altar at Park Place (1817). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller [Victoria, BC, Canada]

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