WANDERINGS BY THE SEINE, FROM ROUEN TO THE SOURCE. Leitch Ritchie.

WANDERINGS BY THE SEINE, FROM ROUEN TO THE SOURCE.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1835. With a frontispiece, title-page vignette, and eighteen other fine steel engraved plates after Turner. Octavo, half navy morocco and blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Lower joint with a two inch crack, the occasional minor spot in the text. Corners bumped else a very good clean copy. Item #10680

One of three works generally referred to as Turner's Annual Tours, and this apparently a large paper copy (or at least an untrimmed copy), with plenty of margin for the connoisseur. It was first published in the previous year as India paper proofs before titles. Edward Hodnett, goes so far as to say that the engravers who worked on Turner's landscapes turned his watercolors into "steel engravings of unsurpassed brilliance" (Five Centuries of English Book Illustration, page 141) Gordon Ray says that Turner "achieved his best landscapes on steel in the series" (The Illustrator and the Book in England From 1790-1914, page 18).

Price: $175.00

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