Canadian Scenery

Nathaniel Parker Willis

Edité par George Virtue c. 1840, London, 1840
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Titre : Canadian Scenery

Éditeur : George Virtue c. 1840, London

Date d'édition : 1840

Reliure : Hardcover

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Contemporary brownish-purple full morocco. Tooled border, gilt rules, gilt corner pieces, and a gilt centerpiece on covers. Spine in five compartments of gilt bands. Gilt text on 2 and 4. Gilt ornamentation on 1, 3 and 5. Gilt dentelles on all edges. All edges gilt. Yellow pasted and free endpapers. , Two volumes. Bartlett made four voyages to the United States and Canada between the years 1836 and 1852, the fruits of which appeared in American Scenery in 1840 and Canadian Scenery in 1842 with text by N.P. Willis?(Harper). In autumn of 1836 in company with Willis he visited Niagara Falls and presumably was briefly in Canada. Journeyed from Halifax to Niagara in1838, completing 117 sepia wash drawings which were engraved and published with text by Willis in a two volume Canadian Scenery in 1840 (DNB). The engravings were produced by Willis, Cousen and others. , Size : 4to (269x200mm). , Illustrated with 118 plates including a map of Canada, and two engraved title pages. Title page of volume 1 with an engraved vignette titled ?Wigwam in the Forest? village by Bartlett. Volume 2 contains engraved frontis entitled ?Montreal from the Mountain? by Bartlett, title page with engraved vignette entitled ?The horse-shoe falls? by Bartlett. , Volume : 2 volumes , References : Alston 7673; Sabin 3786; Lande 2310, P. Vol I: Blank. Frontispiece. Engraved title. Title. List of engravings. Map. 1-128. Vol II: Blank. Frontispiece. Engraved title. Title. List of engravings. 1-116. Occasional browning otherwise a handsome example in period decorative binding. N° de réf. du libraire B5293

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