London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1822. Item #01820
Scarce, Unrecorded 'Proof' Large Paper Copy
With All the Aquatints in Proof State
Magnificently Bound By Bayntun-Rivière
FIELDING, T[heodore]. Henry]. Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire Illustrated in a Series of Forty-Four Engravings, Exhibiting the Scenery of the Lakes, Antiquities, and Other Picturesque Objects. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1822.
First edition, large paper copy with proof impressions. Folio ( 16 1/4 x 10 5/8 in; 414 x 270 mm). Unpaginated. Forty-four hand-colored aquatint plates, all proofs before letters on India paper and mounted. Frontispiece and a few other plates lightly foxed. Original glazed black and gold paper, upper wrapper with label laid down and bound in at rear, slightly creased.
Mid-to-late twentieth century dark green morocco, gilt by Bayntun Rivière. Covers with two gilt line borders, spine with five raised bands, paneled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
An outstanding copy. Housed in a green cloth slipcase.
Unrecorded issue; not found in Tooley, Abbey, or Prideaux.
"T.H. Fielding... during a long life, did some of the most attractive work ever produced in aquatint" (Prideaux, p. 11)
Cf. Tooley 215. Cf. Abbey, Scenery 194 (colored, plates signed and with imprint); 195 (uncolored proof before letters). Cf. Prideaux p. 335. Cf. Anderson, Book of British Topography, p. 294).