Switzerland illustrated in a series of views taken expressly for this work by W. H. Bartlett.

London: George Virtue, 1836.

First edition. Engraved titles in each volume (a little foxed), 106 steel-engraved plates (very clean) after Bartlett, fold. lithographic map of Switzerland at back of Vol. II. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in full contemporary purple morocco, a.e.g. Fine Ray, England, 65; "The heyday of engraving on steel was the second quarter of the nineteenth century. . . . 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, Illustrator & the Book in England, pp. 40-42). Item #317282

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