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Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806–1867

American scenery, or, Land, lake, and river : illustrations of transatlantic nature / from drawings by W.H. Bartlett, engraved in the first style of the art, by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Wilmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. ; the literary department by N.P. Willis, Esq. author of "Pencillings by the way," "Inklings of adventure," etc.

Additional Title(s):

American scenery

Land, lake, and river

London : George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, MDCCCXL [1840]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : ilustrations ; 34 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
E165 .W55 1839+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Added engraved title page: American scenery, by N.P. Willis, Esq. illustrated in a series of views by W.H. Bartlett. London: Published by George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane. R. Martin & Co. New York.
Engravings by: John Cousen, Robert Wallis, James Tibbetts Willmore, Henry Adlard, Charles Cousen, Robert Brandard, Henry Griffiths, G. K. Richardson, Edward Francis Finden, Joseph Clayton (?) Bentley, Thomas Abiel Prior, Samuel Lacey, Robert Sands, E. Benjamin, William Radclyffe, William Tombleson, Thomas Creswick, J. Rogers, Thomas Turnbull, James Charles Armytage, J. Giles, Thomas Doughty, Frederick James Havell, Samuel Bradshaw, G. Mills, Edward Radclyffe, S. T. Davis, Samuel Fisher, Francis William Topham, James Tingle, Charles James Richardson, D. George Thompson, Henry Room and Benjamin Holl; after W. H. Bartlett.
"London: Richard Clay, printer, Bread Street Hill."--Title page verso.
Originally published serially in 30 parts, 1839-1840. For binding into two volumes, title pages (both dated 1840) and lists of engravings for vol. 1 and vol. 2 included at end of part 30.
"Plans of publication. A part will be published regularly on the first of every month. Each part will contain four exquisite engravings from original drawings, and eight or twelve pages of historical and descriptive text, drawn from various original sources. The work is also printed in the French language. A volume will be completed in fifteen parts, price two shillings each."--Back wrapper of part 1.
Abbey suggests that the engravings appear to have been colored at a later date. There is no evidence that the book was ever published with colored engravings.
Vol. 1: iv [i.e., vi], 140 p., [68] leaves of plates; v. 2: iv, 106 p., [53] leaves of plates.
Error in paging: v. 1, p. vi misnumbered iv.
Blanck, J. Bibliography of American literature, 22755
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 651
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. In original parts, in publisher's printed wrappers. Front wrappers read: Subscribers Copy. Sold to Subscribers only. Price 2s. Pt. 1 does not contain list of subscribers which appears to be present in other copies. Back wrappers of all 30 parts contain various publisher's advertisements. Parts 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17-30 with additional names below that of publisher George Virture: W. Sprent, 2, Skinners Lane, Leeds; and at Newcastle-on-Tyle, Hull, and Sheffield.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is in 7 parts. Bound in publisher's quarter burgandy morocco and illustrated green boards. Uncolored plates. Contains publisher's advertisements. Title pages for parts 1 and 2 bound in at end of part 7.
Subject Terms:
Sprent, W. -- Publisher.
United States -- Description and travel.
United States -- Pictorial works.
Publisher's advertisements.
Steel engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1840.
Steel engravings -- 1840.
Virtue, George, 1793?-1868, publisher.
R. Martin & Co., publisher.
Clay, Richard, 1789-1877, printer.
Beattie, William, 1793-1875. Switzerland.
Adlard, Henry, engraver.
Armytage, James Charles, 1802-1897, engraver.
Benjamin, E., steel engraver, engraver.
Bentley, Joseph Clayton, 1809-1851, engraver.
Bradshaw, Samuel, engraver, engraver.
Brandard, Robert, 1805-1862, engraver.
Cousen, Charles, 1819-1889, engraver.
Cousen, John, 1804-1880, engraver.
Creswick, Thomas, 1811-1869, engraver.
Davies, S. T., engraver.
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856, engraver.
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, engraver.
Fisher, Samuel, active 1830-1855, engraver.
Giles, James, engraver.
Griffiths, Henry, -1849, engraver.
Havell, Frederick James, 1801-1840, engraver.
Holl, Benjamin, 1808-1884, engraver.
Lacey, Samuel, active 1818-1857, engraver.
Mills, G., engraver.
Prior, Thomas Abiel, 1809-1886, engraver.
Richardson, George K., -approximately 1891, engraver.
Radclyffe, Edward, 1810-1863, engraver.
Radclyffe, William, 1780-1855, engraver.
Richardson, C. J. (Charles James), 1806-1871, engraver.
Rogers, John, approximately 1808-approximately 1888, engraver.
Room, Henry, 1802-1850, engraver.
Sands, Robert, 1782-1855, engraver.
Tombleson, William, 1795- engraver.
Turnbull, Thomas, steel engraver, engraver.
Topham, Francis William, 1808-1877, engraver.
Tingle, James, active 1824-1850, engraver.
Thompson, D. George, -approximately 1870, engraver.
Wallis, Robert, 1794-1878, engraver.
Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863, engraver.
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809-1854, illustrator.

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