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Views in India, China, and on the shores of the Red Sea; Drawn by Prout, Stanfield, Cattermole, Purser, Cox, Austen, &c. from original sketches by Commander Robert Elliott, R.N.; with descriptions by Emma Roberts
London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson, 1835. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes in 1: 68, 64 p., 64 leaves of steel-engraved plates, including 2 frontispieces (1 a color frontispiece engraved and printed by G. Baxter) and 2 added engraved title pages with imprint: Fisher, Son, & Co., London, 1835; 29 cm. Contemporary full polished maroon calf with five spine compartments between wide raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment; gilt-tooled decoration on wide raised bands and blind-tooled decoration on remaining compartments. Triple gilt-ruled borders with elaborate blind-tooled borders within, on both boards. Gilt-rolled edges and turn-ins. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Emma Roberts (1794-1840) was an English travel writer and poet who lived in India for several years. Her text accompanies the beautiful engravings based on drawings by Commander Robert James Elliot, who travelled from 1822 to 1824 in India, Canton (Guangzhou), and the Red Sea area. Inscription on front free endpaper verso indicating that the book was given by Samuel Fennell on his engagement to Anabella Groom about 1837; she was the granddaughter of Hannah Lightfoot; later Anabella gave it to her friend Henry Plumptre Ramsden "lest it should in her own words fall into unworthy hands"; she died in 1882 was buried in Trumpington Churchyard near Cambridge. The Rev. Henry Plumptre Ramsden (1848-1901) was the rector at Cottingham, Yorkshire, Eng. In Very Good Condition: edges somewhat rubbed; front board partially detached; occasional foxing, generally light and in margins of plates; otherwise, clean and bright. Because of the weight, for international shipping, it will have to be sent by international priority.
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