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The itinerant : a select collection of interesting and picturesque views, in Great Britain and Ireland / engraved from original paintings & drawings, by eminent artists.
London : Printed for John Walker, engraver, Rosomans Street, Clerkenwell, 1799.
Physical Description:
[101] leaves : illustrations ; 43 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 2 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 2 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
With engravings at the top of each page (rectos only) and letterpress descriptions at bottom.
Title page is engraved.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 5
Engravings by N. Burnwhite, John Roffe, Russell, James Storer, Thomas Tagg, Trueman, John Walker, and J. Widnell; after W. Brand, Charles Catton, Edward Dayes, Francis Gibson, J. Hassell, J. Hornsey, James Moore, Francis Nicholson, John Nixon, Amelia Nixon, William Orme, Alexander Reid, Philip Reinagle, Paul Sandby, William Tayleure, Thompson, and J.M.W. Turner.
"The proprietor respectfully informs the subscribers to the Itinerant that the stock of materials collected for the numbers is exhausted, and this season of the year being unfavourable to obtaining a fresh supply, he proposed to suspend publishing any more numbers till the beginning of next year, when he intends to commence publishing (a) second part. Rosomon Street, Jan 31, 1799."--Bottom of index leaf.
English short title catalogue, T110990
BAC Folio A 2014 2 Copy 1: The Abbey copy (printed in color). With 100 engravings. Lacks index leaf. Bound in contemporary green half morocco with marble boards. Red label with title.
BAC Folio A 2014 2 Copy 2: Comprises 91 proofs of engravings, unbound, on paper watermarked 1794, 1795, and 1797. With 63 printed in multiple colors (of which 23 have been heightened by a contemporary hand, 11 are uncolored, and 17 are uncolored duplicates of colored plates). Includes index leaf. Has laid in: leaf 9 from William Milns' The penman's repository (London, 1787); and leaf 2 from Milns' Round hand alphabet (London, [1794]).
The standard version comprised 180 engravings. Apparently, a small number of copies were printed in multiple colors, à la poupée--and all such copies may contain an incomplete set of the engravings. Abbey Scenery 5 (now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art; Folio A 2014 2 copy 1) comprises 100 engravings; Abbey notes: "the figures and smaller details are coloured by hand, and in some places, especially the skies, the printed colour is accentuated with a light wash. Although the titles are in black, the imprints usually take the nearest colour. This is a special copy; no other is known that is actually printed in colour." A second copy, of 91 engravings, unbound, partially printed à la poupée, is also now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Folio A 2014 2 copy 2).
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain.
Castles -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Davey, Elizabeth -- Pres. insc. to George Inskip Walker. December 29 1889.
Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Historic buildings -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Landscapes -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Walker, George Inskip -- Pres. insc. from Aunt Elizabeth Davey. December 29 1889.
A la poupée prints.
Hand coloring.
Burnwhite, N., engraver.
Roffe, John, 1769-1850, engraver.
Russell, engraver.
Storer, James, 1771-1853, engraver.
Tagg, Thomas, -1809, engraver.
Trueman, active 1800, engraver.
Walker, John, active 1784-1802, engraver, publisher.
Widnell, J., engraver.
Brand, W., illustrator.
Catton, Charles, 1756-1819, illustrator.
Dayes, Edward, 1763-1804, illustrator.
Gibson, Francis, 1753-1805, illustrator.
Hassell, J. (John), 1767-1825, illustrator.
Hornesey, J., active 1795-1800, illustrator.
Jeayes, Henry, active 1808, illustrator.
More, Jacob, 1740-1793, illustrator.
Nicholson, Francis, 1753-1844, illustrator.
Nixon, John, -1818, illustrator.
Noel, Amelia, 1759-1818, illustrator.
Orme, William, 1771-1854, illustrator.
Reid, Alexander, 1747-1823, illustrator.
Reinagle, Philip, 1749-1833, illustrator.
Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, illustrator.
Tayleure, William, active 1792, illustrator.
Thompson, illustrator.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, illustrator.

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