Naples and the Campagna Felice: In a Series of Letters Addressed To A Friend in England, In 1802
Rowlandson, Thomas (Illustrator)
Price: 950.00 USD
London: R. Ackermann, 1815. 400 pages, 24 x 15 cm, eighteen hand-colored aquatint (plate No. 4 is a colored etching) plates including two maps, one folding. Index. ABBEY TRAVEL 166. TOOLEY 419. "This work first appeared in Ackermann's Repository (no plates appeared in the Repository, save for map no. 3) during years 1809-13 as `Letters from Italy.' The text by Lewis Engelbach." Abbey notes, only nine of the plates are by Rowlandson, "Numbers 1,3,8,10-13 and 16" and of these only plate 1 carries his signature. List of plates which is often missing, present in this copy. Slight foxing to a few pages, a result of plate offsetting. Plates bright and fresh. Raised bands, double gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, bound by Riviere & Son. Slight joint wear. First edition. Orig. full black morocco. Aeg. Very good.