The Gallery of Modern British Artists
London Simpkin and Marshall, Stationer’s Court, and T.W. Stevens, [et al] 1835
4to. pp. 68 and 76 full-page plates. Not in Lowndes. Probably the earliest printing of these plates. Light foxing to the plate borders and engraved title page, otherwise very good. Fine, contemporary red half-morocco binding, spine gilt, a.e.g. 19th century owner’s bookplate (William Bakewell, Architect) on pastedown.
From the dating in the engravings the book must have been issued in parts between 1834 and 1836. The engraved title page is dated 1836. The engravings, partly on copper, partly on steel, were expressly made from original drawings for this particularly publication. The descriptive text explains the special features of the mostly British locations depicted.