GILPIN, William (1724-1804). [Works]. London: for R.Blamire [unless stated otherwise], 1789-1804.
8 works in 10 volumes, small 4° (225 x 180mm.). Plates, maps. Uniform contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, g.e. (occasional slight scuffing to spines). Provenance: T.C. (various contemporary inscriptions).
ALL LARGE PAPER COPIES. Comprising:
a) Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty... on several parts of Great Britain; particuarly the High-lands of Scotland. 1789. 2 volumes. 40 plates, maps and views, most tinted aquatints. FIRST EDITION.
b) Observations on the river Wye, and several parts of South Wales.. 1789. 22 tinted aquatint views, extra-illustrated with 15 plates and 14 lines of text from the first edition. Second Edition. Upcott I,p.330.
c) Remarks on forest scenery and other woodland views... illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire. 1791. 2 volumes. 32 plates, maps and views, most tinted aquatints. FIRST EDITION. Cf.Upcott I,p.303.
d) Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty... on several parts of England; particularly the mountains and lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland. 1792. 2 volumes. 30 plates, maps and views, most tinted aquatints, extra-illustrated with 13 views from the first or second editions, and one unused view ('one of only three printed' according to a manuscript note). Third edition. Cf.Upcott I,p.124.
e) An essay on prints. 1792. Fourth edition. Bound with:
f) Three essays: on picturesque beauty; on picturesque travel; and on sketching landscape... 1792. 7 plates, most tinted aquatints. FIRST EDITION.
g) Observations on the western parts of England. London: for T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1798. 18 tinted aquatint views. FIRST EDITION. Upcott I,p.XXXVIII; Abbey Scenery 26.
h) Observations on the coasts of Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent... London: A.Strahan for T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1804. 6 tinted aquatint views. FIRST EDITION. Upcott I,p.XXXVIII. (10)