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The Picturesque Beauties of Great Britain: Illustrated by Topographical, Historical, and Critical Notices; Combining Every Interesting Object, Ancient and Modern. From an Elaborate Survey, and Original Designs Taken Upon the Spot

By Not Stated

1828

George Virtue : London

11" by 8.5"

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

A profusely illustrated work looking at the picturesque scenery of Kent, in a signed binding by R. King.

In a signed binding by R. King, with a binders label to the front pastedown. This work is a charming collection of illustrations and short chapters on various places and attractions in Kent, a country in South East England. Some of places described in this volume are Dover Castle, Hever Castle, Faversham Church, Folkstone, Sandgate, Quay at Ramsgate, and Rochester Castle. Illustrated by various artists, including Thomas Mann Baynes, George Shepherd, Henry Gastineau. Baynes was a lithographer and artist who is best known for his drawings and watercolours of landscapes and buildings. Shepherd was a watercolour painter who contributed to many topographical works during his career, and was a founding member of the New Society of Painters in Watercolours. Gastineau was a watercolour painter who studied and exhibited at the Royal Academy, being a member of the Society of Painters in Watercolours. Written anonymously, though other editions are attributes the work to Thomas Wright or Thomas Allen. Collated, complete, with multiple plates of illustrations throughout. Bookplate to the front pastedown, belonging to a W. B. Monypenny.

CONDITION

In a half calf signed morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, heavily rubbed to the paper to the boards, spine, and to the extremities. Light bumping to the extremities. Bookplate and binder's label to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd scattered spot and handling mark, heavier to the plates and to the first and last few pages. Tidemarks to the frontispiece, title pages, and to some pages throughout. Loss to the head of the gutter from pages 10 to 22, heavier to pages 11 to 18, loss not affecting text.

Overall Condition: Good

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