Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by W.H. Bartlett, Esq.

London: George Virtue, 1836.

Price: $1,000.00

About the item

First edition. Two steel-engraved title-pages and 106 steel-engraved plates after William Henry Bartlett, one folding lithographic map. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary purple morocco. Covers tooled to panel design with roll borders in blind and gilt, with geometric design of semicircular gouges in blind and gilt to central panel, gilt turn-ins. Light rubbing to covers, plates foxed. Ray, England 65.

Item #311222

"The indefatigable Bartlett was the chief producer of volumes of steel-engraved views. For many years he ranged through two continents making or collecting drawings …. Collectors not seeking representations of familiar scenes will probably find the grandeur of his Swiss subjects most appealing" (Ray).