The Isle of Wight Illustrated in a Series of Coloured Views
( Percy ROBERTS, eng ) CALVERT, Frederick
CRISP, CLEAN COPYOF THE FIRST ISSUE WITH AQUATINTS COLOURED BY HAND
Published: G H Davidson, 1846
Stock code: 41521
8vo., First Edition, First Issue, with lithographed frontispiece (uncoloured as usual), engraved map and 19 splendid aquatint plates ALL FINELY COLOURED BY HAND; attractively bound in twentieth-century green straight-grain half morocco, green cloth sides, back with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, a remarkably bright, clean, crisp copy with virtually no trace of the usual offsetting.
A crisp, clean copy of the First Issue, with plate 12 reading 'Bunbridge' [for 'Bembridge'] and plate 3 reading 'Ryde' [for 'Ryde Plate 1']. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Abbey, Scenery, 351; Bobins II, 628..