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COMPTON, THOMAS - Northern Cambrian Mountains, the; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of That Romantic Country

Title: Northern Cambrian Mountains, the; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of That Romantic Country
Description: London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. The Most Desirable Edition With Extra Plates Earliest Watermarks COMPTON, Thomas. The Northern Cambrian Mountains; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Embellished with A Series of Highly Finished Coloured Views, Engraved from Original Drawings, by Messrs. Turner; Compton; Robson; Gandy; Nicholson; Girtin; De Wint; Fielding; and Prout. London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. Second and Enlarged Edition with an additional nine plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Tall quarto (13 1/8 x 9 1/16 in; 334 x 232 mm). [2, as title and Preface], [38] text ff interleaved with thirty-nine hand colored aquatint plates, 30 watermarked 1816 and nine watermarked 1819, each sandwiched by blank guard leaves. Text watermarked 1819; guard leaves watermarked 1820. Abbey's copy had plates watermarked 1820. Lacks the lithograph found in some copies but not called for. Modern half calf over contemporary marbled boards. Gilt-rolled rules and gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy. The last copy of this, the most desirable, edition to fall under the hammer was in 1992. Prideaux p. 346. Abbey, Scenery 523. Tooley 157. Hardie p. 144. The Plates: 1. Pystyll Rhaiadyr 2. Bala Lake 3. Bwlch-y-Groes 4. Pont Fallwyd 5. Cader Idris 6. Pen Y Cader 7. Rhaiadyr Du 8. Llyn Y Cau on Cader Idris 9. Abermaw 10. Harlech Castle 11. Rhaiadyr Y Mawddach 12. Pistyll Y Cain 13. Cwm Maentwrog 14. Pont Aberglassllyn 15. Aberglassllyn 16. Beddgelert 17. South View from the summit of Snowdon 18. Llyn Gwynant 19. Nant Beris 20. Snowdon from Nant Lle 21. Llanberis Lake 22. Rhaiadyr Benglog 23. Bangor 24. Caernarvon 25. Beaumaris Bay 26. Nant Francon 27. Snowdon from Capel Curig 28. Aberconwy 29. Conwy Castle 30. The Llugwy at Pont Y Pair 31. Rhaiadyr Y Wennol 32. Bala Lake 33. Llangollen 34. Llangollen Vale 35. Chirk Castle 36. Denbigh Castle 37. St. Asaph 38. Flint Castle 39. View near Plynlimmon - Frontispiece (Plate 39). .

Keywords: English History Topography Views

Price: US$ 6500.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 02079

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