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Picturesque Excursions in Devonshire and Cornwall

By T. H. Williams

1804

J. Murray : London

10.5" by 7"

ix, 108pp

 

 

 

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The first edition of this work. An uncommon work. This volume is part one, showing all plates from Devonshire. Part two for Cornwall was never published. This work shows the striking and picturesque scenery to be found in Devonshire, looking from the South of Devon, to Horrabridge, Tamerton, Lydford Bridge, Oxton House, Dewerstone, the Valley of the Rocks, and more. Written and illustrated by T. H. Williams. Williams is possibly a member of the William family of painters, or the Barnes School, a prominent family of Victorian landscape artists known for their works on British scenery. Collated, complete, though thirteen plates are detached but present.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Evidence of a label being formerly adhered to the spine. Some light marks to the boards. Tail of the spine is lifting a little to the rear joint. Minor bumping to the extremities. Bottom edge of the front board is a little bumped. Hinges have failed resulting in the pastedowns to be lifting. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown, 'Thom. Yarde July 16 1839'. Internally, generally firmly bound, though a little strained in places. Pages are a little age-toned with some light scattered spots. Plates facing pages 16, 18, 24, 28, 29, 34, 40, 41, 43, 46, 64, 79, and 99, are detached but present.

Overall Condition: Fair

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