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DANIELL, Thomas (1749--1840)
[Oriental scenery. Series 5]
Antiquities of India. Twelve views from the drawings of Thomas Daniell, R.A. & F.S.A. engraved by himself, and William Daniell. Taken in the years 1790 and 1793. Dedicated respectfully to the Society of Antiquaries of London. London, Oct. 15, 1799.
London: printed by T. Bensley, 1800.
Text: [4], 23, [1] p. ; 21.0 cm. (8°)
Plates: aquat. t.-pl., XII hand-col. aquat. pl. ; 78.0 cm. (1°)

The first half of the fifth series only. Thomas 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 fifth series was issued in two stages: the first half as described here was issued as a complete series of twelve plates and accompanying letterpress. In December 1808 a further twelve plates numbered XIII--XXIV were issued together with letterpress pages 25--46; no new title-page or second state of the title-plate appears to have been issued. BAL, Early printed books, no. 803; Abbey, Travel, 420, 'Part 3' (pp. 374-5); Archer, Early views, p. 235

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Daniell for 12 guineas plus £1 6s. for mounting and £2 for portfolio 'with leaves', 18 March 1809. (Spiers Box 'Book purchases through personal friends'). The letterpress pamphlet is bound (6) 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 £2 on 18 March 1809 (see copy notes). The plates mounted on guards.

Reference Number 3975


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