Item #36004 The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett. Literary department by J. Sterling Coyne. W. H. By J. Sterling Coyne BARTLETT.

The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett. Literary department by J. Sterling Coyne.

London. George Virtue. nd. [1841]. Hardcover. 4to. 27.5cm, two volumes in One, with engraved titles, map, and 118 steel engraved plates, bound in crimson levant morocco, raised gilt ruled bands, ornately gilt decorated in the panels, plain gilt stamped title panels, gilt ruled and decorated wide borders on the boards with blind stamped decorations in the panels, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, in attractive fine binding - I can't imagine a cleaner copy. William Henry Bartlett, 1809-1854, was Born in Kentish Town, London. The young Bartlett was apprenticed to John Britton ( 1771-1857). He became one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation, travelling not just throughout Britain, but to the Americas in 1839-42. In the mid/late 1840s he travelled extensively in the Balkans and Middle East. Bartlett travelled to all the places he drew, unlike many of his contemporaries who worked up their pictures from sketches by others. Most of Bartlett's prints are steel engravings, which was the dominant illustative process between around 1825 and 1845. He died of fever on board ship returning from his last trip to Israel in 1854. Item #36004

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