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DANIELL, Thomas (1749--1840)
[Oriental scenery. Series 3]
Oriental scenery. Twenty four views in Hindoostan, drawn and engraved by Thomas & William Daniell, and, with permission, respectfully dedicated to the Right Honorable George Viscount Lewisham President of the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India. London, June 1801.
London: [published as the Act directs by Thos Daniell], 1801--[1803].
Text: 28 p. ; 21.0 cm. (8º)
Plates: aquat. t.-pl., XXIV hand-col. aquat. pl. ; 78.0 cm. (1°)

The third series. Imprint from plate publication lines. Daniell's Oriental scenery was published in six parts or series containing a total of 144 coloured aquatint plates and 6 uncoloured acquatint title-plates, beginning with the first series issued between March 1795 and January 1797 (q.v.). An octavo pamphlet of text describing the plates was issued with each part. The plates of the third series were issued in parts between August 1801 and June 1803. This was actually the fourth series issued in chronological terms, but became the third series in the final arrangement of the work. The "fourth" series of Twenty-four landscapes, ... in Hindoostan, issued in seven parts in 1804--5 with letterpress dated May 1807, was not acquired by Soane, but a copy of pl. XXIII 'The Rope Bridge At Sirinagur' accompanied by a note subscribed from Mr. Daniel and dated Decr 21. 1807 is in his drawings collection (Drawer 55/4/2). BAL, Early printed books, no. 801; Abbey, Travel, 420, 'Part 4' (p. 372 ff.); Archer, Early views, p. 234.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Daniell for £25 4s. plus £2 10s. for mounting and £1 16s. for portfolio, 9 October 1805. (Spiers Box 'Book purchases through personal friends'). The letterpress pamphlet is bound (4) with the texts of the other series, the Description of the ... model in ivory of the Taj Mahal, ... now exhibiting at No. 5, Haymarket, 1823 (q.v.) and A catalogue of the original sketches, ... by James Hakewill; and of drawings by J.M.W. Turner, [1818?] (q.v.).

Binding Text: C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards, black spine-label.
Plates: C19th portfolio, half sheep, gilt roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, green and black spine-labels. The portfolio was bought from Thomas Daniell for £1 16s. on 9 October 1805. (See copy notes). The plates mounted on guards.

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