Views of the Great Falls of Niagara
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Views of the Great Falls of Niagara

W. VIVIAN, C.1830

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Views of the Great Falls of Niagara
W. Vivian, c.1830
[VIVIAN, W.] Views of the Great Falls of Niagara. Philadelphia: Kennedy & Lucas, [c.1830]
 
Very rare American pirate edition of a scarce Niagara view book. The plates were drawn on stone by Hugh Bridport and William Lucas, one of the partners in the firm. They copy the also quite rare views printed in London by Ackermann, which are identified as being after the work of "W. Vivian." There is one copy recorded at auction, in 1931; a hand-colored copy is held in the Mellon collection at Yale which is described as having a title page. See Dow p. 892 (London edition, described as 5 separate prints).
 
Oblong quarto (290 x 375mm). 5 lithographs mounted on sheets, tissue guards (spotting). Printed wrapper, stab sewn (some stains). Custom chemise and box.

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