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Item #BB2223 [Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views. Charles RAYE.
[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views
[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views
[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views
[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views
[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views
[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views

[Hand-Colored] A Picturesque Tour through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views

London: For the Proprietor by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho, 1825. First Edition. Half-Leather. Oblong 4to (195 x 263mm): [52]pp, with 24 hand-colored plates (23 aquatints and one engraving) and blank interleaves, each plate preceded by two-page letterpress description. Plate VIII, Sand Rock near Niton, often found plain (as in Abbey copy), here colored. Plates xxii and xxiii signed: C. Rosenberg sculpt. Contemporary half crimson straight-grained roan over drab paper-covered boards, red roan title label lettered and bordered in gilt to upper cover. A handsome copy (binding lightly rubbed, occasional offsetting and spotting), tightly bound and generally clean throughout with vividly colored plates. Abbey (Scenery) 349. Tooley 394. Prideaux, p. 349. Near Fine+. Item #BB2223

Includes views of Carisbrooke Castle, the needles from Chale Bay, Black Gang Chine, St. Laurence's Church, Bonn Church, Ventnor Cove, Culver Cliffs, and Cowes Castle. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, writers and artists, keen to explore the more remote parts of the British Isles, visited the Isle of Wight to study and record its scenery and antiquities. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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