Canadian Scenery, Illustrated. FromDrawings by W.H. Bartlett. The literary department by N.P. Willis. WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT.
Canadian Scenery, Illustrated. FromDrawings by W.H. Bartlett. The literary department by N.P. Willis.

Canadian Scenery, Illustrated. FromDrawings by W.H. Bartlett. The literary department by N.P. Willis.

London. James S. Virtue, City Road and Ivy Lane. [1842]. Hardcover. 4to. 27.cm,2 volumes in One, 128 & 116pp., steel engraved frontis portrait, steelengraved title pages, engraved map & 117 steel engraved plateillustrations with tissue guards, in a classic Canadian Scenerycontemporary binding, half brown calf, gilt and blind ruled wide raisedbands, gilt decoration devices and blind ruled borders and decorationsin the panels, block gilt titles, dark brown pebbled cloth boards insingle gilt ruled borders, matched marbled endpapers and edges, theplates are clean clear strikes, a few have some unobtrusive lightfoxing, most plates are clean, all with tissue guards, much less than theusual foxing normally associated with this book, a fine copy. (cgc) T.P.L. 2424. Lande 2310. Waterston p69. Bartlett was an accomplishedartist of the English landscape school of his day. He met the taste ofhis time by combining topographical sketches with a romantic mood. Thetwo volumes include many remarkably dramatic sketches: a storm sweepingover the timber rafts on Lake St. Peter; the awesome rapids on approachto the village of Cedars; or a distant view of the lake beneath Owl'sHead Mountain in the Eastern Townships. He was equally adept in creatingthe mood of vast tranquillity in a popularized Turner- esque manner.Tremendous landscapes, often in a setting sun, met this taste, as whenhe drew Lily Lake at Saint John, or a scene on the St. Lawrence nearMontreal. From the historical point of view his work is both interestingand valuable. There is an endless charm to seeing Ottawa (then Bytown)as nothing more than Col. By's Canal with a few houses on the hill, orthe Montreal water front with its sailing ships, or the view from MountRoyal, showing the broad farmlands between the mountain and thecity. Item #36340

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