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RHODES, Ebenezer (1762--1839)
Peak scenery, or excursions in Derbyshire: made chiefly for the purpose of picturesque observation. Illustrated with engravings by Messrs. W.B. and Geo. Cooke, from drawings made by F.L. Chantrey, Esq. Sculptor, R.A. ... By E. Rhodes. Part I. (II.--IV.)
London:, printed for the author, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and John Murray; also by Mr. E. Rhodes, Sheffield,, 1818. (1819, 1822, 1823).
4 pts ; 30.3 cm. (4°)
I: [6], 106, [2] p., [8] pl.
II: [8], 126, [2] p., [7] pl.
III: [8], 121, [1] p., [7] pl.
IV: [8], 136 p., [7] pl.

'Messrs. Rodwell and Martin', publishers were added to the imprints of parts II--IV. The final plate in part IV, 'Approach to Hathersage' is bound in part III, page 4, as directed. The plates of part II were engraved by George Cooke (1781--1834) alone; those in part III were by George and William Bernard (1778--1855) Cooke; and those in part IV were by the two Cookes and Edward Blore (1787--1879). Soane often collected books by his colleagues at the Royal Academy of Arts; the illustrator of the present work, Sir Francis Chantrey, was a personal friend and later presented Soane with the bust now opposite the Apollo Belvedere in the Museum.

Copy Notes Four parts at 34s. each, bought for £6 16s. (with booksellers' discount of £1 14s. = £5 2s.), 27 October 1835. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.36). The list of subscribers at the end of part IV includes many members of the Royal Academy; surprisingly Soane is not among them. He may have obtained his two large paper copies with proof plates from John Britton who subscribed to four royal copies.
Copy 2: 31.2 cm. Wanting half-titles to parts II--IV.

Binding Copy 1: C19th black goatskin, upper and lower covers stamped with an ornamental wheel motif in elaborate French renaissance style cartouche, framed by double foliate borders, the spine stamped with fleurons in lozenges.
Copy 2: C19th half calf, gilt-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt triple-ruled and blind-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt, gilt edges.

Reference Number 4257

Additional Names Peak, The, Derbyshire, Description and travel; Peak, The, Derbyshire, Pictorial works; Chantrey, Sir Francis (1781--1841)

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