Lot 1 of 364:
With 48 aquatints of English Lake Country  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$1,080
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, containing a description of the most romantic scenery of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire
Author:
Fielding, Theodore Henry & J. Walton
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for R. Ackermann
Date:
1821
Description:

vi, [2], 288 pp. With hand-colored aquatint title vignette and 48 hand-colored aquatint plates after Fielding and Walton. (4to) 33.6x26.7 cm (13¼x10½",) 20th century three-quarters green levant morocco & cloth, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt; bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. First Edition.

Beautiful series of colored aquatint plates, with accompanying text. As Ackermann notes in the introduction, this work unites the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery of the lakes, executed by able artists in a style worthy of the subject" with "a description of all that is interesting and remarkable in the nature and appearance of the country... combining a judicious selection from the labours of former writers... with much new and original information." Bound without the half-title. Abbey Scenery 192; Tooley 219. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A few slight rubmarks at joints; an occasional touch of light foxing, a few smudges to the margins of the frontispiece; near fine.
 
Item number:
285101
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