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COOKE, William Bernard, OWEN. Samuel and COMBE, William]
The Thames; Or Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public Buildings, and Picturesque Scenery, on the Banks of that noble River,
London, Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 31 Poultry; and W.B. Cooke, 12 York-Place, Pentonville. 1811. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [xii], [204]; [iv] [202], [2] 'New Table'[6] index [2] binders instructions; 84 engraved plates by Cooke after Owen; minor ink stain from stamp affecting frontispiece in the second volume; contemporary straight grained red morocco, spines decorated and lettered in gilt, gilt edges; spines slightly faded. Owen's spirited illustrated ramble along the Thames follows much in the footsteps of Boydell twenty years earlier. Yet this early nineteenth century view portrait of the river is considerably less serene with choppy water and windswept skies worthy of Turner very much a feature. Adams 106; Upcott pp. 771-3; Cohen, pp. 134-6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
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