14 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
WESTALL, William. Views of the Lake and of the Vale of Keswick. London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1820.
4o (370 x 265 mm). Letterpress title-page and three leaves descriptive text. 12 hand-colored aquatints by and after William Westall. (Some slight marginal worming, light fingersoiling and spotting.) Contemporary half calf, marbled boards (rebacked, wear at extremities).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS SCARCE VIEW BOOK. The last copy to appear at auction was sold in Christie's London rooms in November 1977. Abbey Scenery 191; Tooley 463 (describing an imperfect copy with only 6 plates).
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