Our shops are open and we are processing online, telephone and email orders as normal

FIELDING, T. H., & J. Walton.

A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,

Containing a Description of the Most Romantic Scenery of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire, with Accounts of Antient and Modern Manners and Customs, and Elucidations of the History and Antiquities of that part of the Country, &c. &c. Illustrated with Forty-Eight Coloured Views drawn... during a Two Year Residence among the Lakes.

London: R. Ackermann, 1821 Stock Code: 143350
£3,000.00
Reserve Ask us a question

First edition, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 inches) from a total print-run of 850, originally issued in 12 monthly parts; all watermarks pre-publication (the plates 1818 and 1820, the text 1818). Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery of the lakes, executed by able artists in a style worthy of the subject" with "a description of all that is interesting and remarkable in the nature and appearance of the country combining a judicious selection from the labours of former writers... with much new and original information" (publisher's introduction). Of the plates 35 are after Fielding, 12 after James Walton, his brother-in-law, and one after Westall. Fielding was "teacher of drawing and perspective at the East India Company's military college at Addiscombe" (ODNB). An appealing copy of an increasingly hard-to-find book.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Large quarto (355 x 291 mm). Late 19th century full red morocco, spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, generous turn-ins elaborately gilt, with florally patterned endpapers.

Illustrations

48 hand-coloured aquatint plates with tissue guards, similar vignette to the title page.

Condition

Corners a little worn, offsetting to the tissue guards from the plates, occasionally very light spotting. An excellent copy.

Bibliography

Abbey 192; Hardie pp. 108-9, p. 312; Tooley 219.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book