Views in Wales (1798)

BROUGHTON Rev Brian 1767?-1839

Four Picturesque Views in North Wales

Published: Rev Brian Broughton in London and Oxford.

Date: 1798

In modern grey oblong cloth covers, with photocopied title to top cover and spine. Internally new endpapers, title page has a 7.5" closed tear, also 3 small worn holes or stab sown holes, edges a little chipped, 14 pp, 4 pl, errata pasted in, some browning and light foxing to a few fore-edges, paper watermarked J Whatman 1794, plates dated June 12, 1798, with 3 of the original tissue guards, the plates are Fall of the River Machno, Conway Castle, Pulpit of Hugh Llwyd and Pont y Glynn, plates are 42*30.5 cm and the leaves are 66*49 cm, the poems that runs throughout is "REFLECTION", with its own cloth covered slipcase with its copies title.

Bibliography
(ESTC T129793. see Allibone 255. & Graesse 548 for the later ed. WorldCat) See OBNB for a full Bio of Alken

Quote
A very good copy of a rare and fragile suite of engravings with added romantic topographical verse and much scarcer than the enlarged but much smaller paper edition of 1801.

Note
Engraved in Aquatinta by Alken, from Drawings made on the spot.With Poetical reflections on leaving that country.

Condition
Very Good

£1050

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