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Switzerland illustrated in a series of views by W. H. Bartlett
, 1836. 1836.

Beattie, William (1793-1875). Switzerland. Illustrated in a series of views taken expressly for this work by W[illiam] H[enry] Bartlett, Esq. [1809-54]. 2 vols., 4to. [2] iv [2], 188; [4], 152pp. Added engraved titles in each volume, 106 steel-engraved plates after Bartlett, fold. lith. map of Switzerland. London: George Virtue, 1836. 272 x 207 mm. Handsomely bound in full red morocco gilt c. 1836, a.e.g., a little rubbed, front hinge in Vol. I cracking. Lightly browned, some foxing to plates, but very good.

First Edition. "The heyday of engraving on steel was the second quarter of the nineteenth century. . . . The indefatigable Bartlett was the chief producer of volumes of steel-engraved views. For many years he ranged through two continents making or collecting drawings. . . . Collectors not seeking representations of familiar scenes will probably find the grandeur of his Swiss subjects most appealing" (Ray, Illustrator & the Book in England, pp. 40-42). Switzerland is one of the many illustrated travel books produced by Bartlett in collaboration with his friend and fellow traveller Dr. William Beattie; their works enjoyed great popularity in the 19th century. Ray 65. DNB.


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