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TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775--1851)
Picturesque views on the southern coast of England, from drawings made principally by J.M.W. Turner, R.A. and engraved by W.B. Cooke, George Cooke, and other eminent engravers.
London: published by John and Arthur Arch; J. M. Richardson; Rodwell and Martin; Lloyd and Son; and W. B. Cooke. Printed by W. Nicol, Shakspeare Press, 1826.
[236] p., [48] pl. : [32] illus. ; 36.1 cm. (2°)

The table of contents numbers the plates and illustrations (described as 'vignettes') consecutively from '1 to 80'. The Cooke brothers, William Bernard and George, commissioned Turner to make 'picturesque views' on the southern coast in 1811. Views were also made by several other draughtsmen including Samuel Prout, William Collins RA, Luke Clennell, Edward Blore, J. Hakewill and Peter Dewint. The first 4 parts including 7 plates appeared in 1814; the part wrappers show that the work was completed in 16 fascicles which were intended to be bound in 2 volumes. John Murray, who does not appear in the imprint, published the plates and illustrations from 1814 to 1820. The text is anonymous but can be attributed to William Combe. (See BAL Early printed books, 3363.)

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper Large Paper - Proof Impressions. Possibly purchased from Southgate and Son auction of the stock of Josiah Taylor in February 1835 (q.v.), lot 319.

Binding C19th diced calf, gilt-rule borders and spine, marbled edges.

Reference Number 3468


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