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A Collection of Forty-Eight Views of Noblemens and Gentlemens Seats
London: John & Joseph Boydell, 1806 A Collection of Forty-Eight Views of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats, Towns, Castles, Churches, Monasteries and Romantic Places in North and South Wales. In red half leather with marbled boards, blind tooling, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. Spine has attractive gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt. Internally, marbled endpapers, glue remains of bookplate to front paste down, sporadic light foxing, some offsetting from plates, ink name to title page had, (Philip HB F Salusbury 1903), some genealogical notes in the Salusbury hand to some margins, text block edges in gilt, forty eight views, each with a leaf of descriptive text, plates dated 1792, 1795, 1086, and some not dated. All in all a great looking book! Hoare, second baronet, landowner and antiquary, had a particular fondness for Wales, and he made a significant contribution to its travel literature with his translation of Gerald of Wales, published as Giraldus de Barri, Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales AD 1188 (1806). He provided the illustrations for William Coxe's Historical Tour of Monmouthshire (1801) and did the same for his friend Roger Fenton in his Historical Tour through Pembrokeshire (1811). He bought a fishing-lodge at Bala in 1796; throughout his life Colt Hoare was an enthusiast for all field sports. See ODNB for a full Bio.
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