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IRELAND, Samuel (fl. 1760--1800)
Picturesque views on the river Thames, from its source in Glocestershire to the Nore; with observations on the public buildings and other works of art in its vicinity. In two volumes. By Samuel Ireland, ... Vol. I. (II.)
London: published by T. and J. Egerton, 1792.
2 vols ; 23.2 cm. (8º)
I: xvi, 209, [3] p., add. aquatint t.-pl., engr. map, [27] aquatint pl. : wd-engr. illus.
II: [4], [vii]--viii, 258, [4] p., add. aquatint t.-pl, engr. map, [26] aquatint pl. : wd-engr. illus.

The first of a series of books of Picturesque views of English rivers written and illustrated by Samuel Ireland. With an announcement of the publication of the Picturesque views of the river Medway, 1793 (q.v.) on the final leaf of volume II. There was a second edition in 1801--02. The aquatint plates are printed in sepia. See B. Adams, London illustrated (London 1983), no. 71, pp. 168--170. ESTC t2691.

Copy Notes Imperfect; volume II wanting the plate of Richmond bridge opposite page 107. Volume I inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper in the hand of the bookseller Thomas Boone Uniform 10 Vols. £10:10s:0d/ fine impressions/ Thames - 2vs/ Holland - 2-/ Avon - 1-/ Medway - 1-/ Wye - 1-/ Inns of Court 1-/ Hogarth - 2/ Complete 10 - Collated & perfect. Bound as a set with eight other volumes by John and Samuel Ireland, on Hogarth (q.v.), Holland (q.v.), the Inns of Court (q.v.) and the rivers Avon (q.v.), Medway (q.v.), Wye (q.v.).

Binding C19th mottled calf, gilt double-rule borders, gilt-tooled spines with sunbursts, black and green spine-labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Uniform with six other works by John and Samuel Ireland (see above).

Reference Number 2513


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