“Canadian Scenery,” Volume II. Illustrated From Drawings By W.H. Bartlett [Book]. Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1806–1867 American.
“Canadian Scenery,” Volume II. Illustrated From Drawings By W.H. Bartlett [Book]
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“Canadian Scenery,” Volume II. Illustrated From Drawings By W.H. Bartlett [Book]

1842. Hardcover quarto with gilt-illustrated and lettered leather boards, gilt edges, 28.5 x 22cm. Split joint between cover and text block, scuffing and bumping to boards, edgewear, slight foxing to interior.

Published by George Virtue, London, 115pp, frontispiece and 63 steel engraved plates, all with tissue guards. Canadian Scenery followed the volume American Scenery, published in 1840. The book is illustrated by William Henry Bartlett.

Born in Kentish Town, London, William Henry Bartlett (1809–1854) became one of the “foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. He travelled throughout Britain, and in the mid and late 1840s he travelled extensively in the Balkans and the Middle East. He made four visits to North America between 1836 and 1852.” Nathaniel Parker Willis was an “American author, poet and editor who worked with several notable American writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL199-15

Price (AUD): $440.00  other currencies

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