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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 119

    BELLASIS, George Hutchins (1778-1822). Views of Saint Helena. London: John Tyler, 1815. Oblong 2° (261 x 372mm). 6 numbered hand-coloured aquatints by Robert Havell after Bellasis, printed by W.B. McQueen (margins of plates a little cropped, not affecting image but with partial or complete loss of plate number, light and even browning throught, light offsetting from plates onto text, text lightly spotted). Contemporary half roan (extremities rubbed).

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    BELLASIS, George Hutchins (1778-1822). Views of Saint Helena. London: John Tyler, 1815. Oblong 2° (261 x 372mm). 6 numbered hand-coloured aquatints by Robert Havell after Bellasis, printed by W.B. McQueen (margins of plates a little cropped, not affecting image but with partial or complete loss of plate number, light and even browning throught, light offsetting from plates onto text, text lightly spotted). Contemporary half roan (extremities rubbed).

    THE EARLIEST VIEWS OF ST HELENA recorded in Abbey, executed by Bellasis during eight months' residence on the island, and published shortly before the arrival of Napoleon. The dedication is to the Duke of Wellington who has restored 'the peace and liberties of Europe' and made the island 'an object of interest to the whole world.' Plate 3 'represents St. James's Town,' with 'the Briars, the intended residence of Bonaparte,' visible at the head of the valley. Abbey Travel I, 309; Tooley 87.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    19TH-CENTURY BOOKS