Turner, J. M. W.
An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England.
Seller ID: 1940
Illustrated with Eighty-Four Plates, from Drawings by J. M. W. Turner, R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint, and Others. Engraved by George Cooke, E. Goodall, R. Wallis, Edward Finden, W. Miller, J. C. Allen, and W. B. Cooke. London: M. A. Nattali, 1849. First edition (pp. viii, 202). Large quarto (29 cm) in full morocco, fine gilt decorations and titles to cover and spine, bevelled boards, all edges gilt; complete with 84 engravings of fraught and wind-blown seascapes and workaday seaside scenes-- forty-nine plates on stiff card (including frontispiece), each with a tissue guard, together with thirty-five engravings in text as head and tail pieces, etc. Based on Turner’s two-volume work, published in 1826, with the addition of a number of engravings and a completely revised text (So, if not the first edition, then a thoroughly revised and expanded one). The high-style brown morocco has an inset title panel in maroon and is a showpiece of mid-century gilt decoration with dentil- work, garlands, and sunbursts; the rear cover, in maroon morocco, features a sunburst in a similarly framed panel, or lozenge, in blind. The real panel has a small damaged area about 2 cm square and two still smaller spots (See image); tips and spine ends are lightly abraded. The firm, square binding opens at p. 46 and p. 148; rear hinge starting but holding. Save only the rear of the frontispiece, which is blotched, the fine engraved plates and text are virtually free of foxing or other discolouration. A fine, bright copy of an uncommon, high-style, seaside travelogue.
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