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Seven Views Illustrating the County of Radnor from Drawings Taken on the Spot
44 Old Bond St, Londonm and Presteign & Kington: James Carpenter & Son, 1832 Original printed wrappers, with a small hole in text on front cover. Approximatly 150 named subscribers listed at the front with a note saying - that should a sufficient number of Patrons be found, it is intended to publish a second series of Views, immediatly after the appearance of the present collection............... and goes on to say - Stannage Castle, The Pass at Cwm Elan, Aber Edow, The Waterfall near Maeslough, Old Castle Bridge and other scenes equally picturesque will compose the second series, to consist of 7 subjects of the same size and price as the present number.. This is a spectacular plate book each of the 7 plates are clean with wide margins and with only the very slightest of foxing. Each image is full of life with figures and lots of action and are very real. Images are Presteign, Maeslovgh Castle, Knighton, Water Break it's Neck, Rhayader and finally Abbey-cwm-hir. The title page has an image of Bovltibrooke Bridge. Has a library stamp and ticket pocket and library paper of the Gloucestershire County Library on the inside blank. Housed in a strong handmade protective up and over box, covered in grey bookcloth with printed title to front, 19 inch wide * 13 inch high. Must be seen! Ince, painter, exhibited at the Royal Academy, and was also an occasional exhibitor at the British Institution, the Society of Artists, where he exhibited up to 1858, and other galleries. There are examples of his drawings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, such as Coasting Vessels, with Harbour, 1836, and in the print room at the British Museum. See Oxford DNB for a full Bio. (COPAC. WorldCat)
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