Sketches of Newfoundland and Labrador
Sketches of Newfoundland and Labrador

WILLIAM GREY, C.1858

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Sketches of Newfoundland and Labrador
William Grey, c.1858
GREY, William (1819-1872). Sketches of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ipswich: S.H. Cowell, Anastatic Press, [c.1858].

A view book of Atlantic Canada, in original printed wrappers. The artist and author, William Grey, was an Anglican missionary who came to Newfoundland to work at the Queen's Theological Seminary, but found an artistic calling. The lithographs here are after his picturesque ink drawings of the landscape and architecture of the region. Sabin 26276.

Oblong quarto (332 x 410mm). Lithograph title page and 24 lithographic plates, 3 preface leaves (dampstaining around edges sometimes in printed area, some spots, final plate somewhat chipped and soiled). Original printed wrappers with printed paper label on cover (spine repaired with cloth tape but sewing largely perished, with some threads remaining but main sheets loose). Custom cloth box.

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