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Title: Wales Illustrated, in a Series of Views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. Engraved on Steel from Original Drawings by Henry Gastineau. Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions. [Cambria].
Description: London, Jones & Co., Temple of the Muses, 1830. Quarto. Pp. (iv), 18, and a large number of unpaginated leaves of text. Plus 84 steel engraved plates on 42 leaves, each with a tissue-guard. Engraved title-page with engraved vignette. Hardcover, bound in the original publishers half calf and printed boards, upper cover repeating engraved title-page. Binding is tight but worn, corners chipped, backstrip restored with neat cloth binder's cloth tape. Some foxing as often but the fine plates are generally very clean. Mediocre exterior, very good interior. ¶ ~ First edition, first issue. This is the first part of Gastineau's work, covering North Wales. With the considerable success with which the book was received, Gastineau set out directly on a tour to make drawings for the consecutive volume, that of South Wales. Originally published in installments, the work appeared here for the first time in a book form. Some 15 individual engravers worked on transferring the drawings onto steel; Wallis, Allen, Watkins, Varrall are among the well known.

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Price: EUR 80.00 = appr. US$ 86.95 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 5339

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