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Daniell, William and Richard Ayton
A VOYAGE ROUND GREAT BRITAIN, UNDERTAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF THE YEAR 1813, AND COMMENCING FROM THE LAND'S-END, CORNWALL ... WITH A SERIES OF VIEWS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CHARACTER AND PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE COAST, DRAWN AND ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM DANIELL. LONDON: LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN AND WILLIAM DANIELL, 1814-1825
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299
Daniell, William and Richard Ayton
A VOYAGE ROUND GREAT BRITAIN, UNDERTAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF THE YEAR 1813, AND COMMENCING FROM THE LAND'S-END, CORNWALL ... WITH A SERIES OF VIEWS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CHARACTER AND PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE COAST, DRAWN AND ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM DANIELL. LONDON: LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN AND WILLIAM DANIELL, 1814-1825
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12,00015,000
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Daniell, William and Richard Ayton
A VOYAGE ROUND GREAT BRITAIN, UNDERTAKEN IN THE SUMMER OF THE YEAR 1813, AND COMMENCING FROM THE LAND'S-END, CORNWALL ... WITH A SERIES OF VIEWS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CHARACTER AND PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE COAST, DRAWN AND ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM DANIELL. LONDON: LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN AND WILLIAM DANIELL, 1814-1825
8 volumes in 4, imperial quarto (14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.; 362 x 260 mm). Uncolored aquatint dedication leaf at the front of volume I, 308 hand-colored aquatints, all by and after William Daniell, without the uncolored stipple-engraving of "Kemaes Head, Pembrokshire" found in some copies; some minor offsetting from the text onto the plates as usual, minor age toning to the plates. Expertly bound to style in red half morocco and period red cloth covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
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Literature

Abbey, Scenery 16; Prideaux p. 326; Bobins II, 636; Tooley 177

Catalogue Note

"The most important colour plate book on British topography" (Tooley).

"Such a succession of beautiful plates is scarcely to be found elsewhere, and they are unsurpassed both in delicacy of drawing and tinting. The voyage, starting from the Land's End and continuing by the north coast of Cornwall, was made partly by sea and partly by land, the original intention to travel principally by sea not being found practicable on account of the dangerous nature of the coast. The Introduction states that...it is impossible to make any individual selections from such a treasure-house of beauty" (Aquatint Engraving pp.279-280).

The work was originally issued in parts costing 10s.6d. each, or £60 when completed.

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