Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Thomas COMPTON.
Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country
Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country
Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country
Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country
Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country

Northern Cambrian Mountains, The; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country

London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820. Item #02079

The Most Desirable Edition
With Extra Plates
Earliest Watermarks

COMPTON, Thomas. The Northern Cambrian Mountains; or a Tour Through North Wales: Describing the Scenery and General Characters of that Romantic Country. Embellished with A Series of Highly Finished Coloured Views, Engraved from Original Drawings, by Messrs. Turner; Compton; Robson; Gandy; Nicholson; Girtin; De Wint; Fielding; and Prout. London: Printed for Thomas Clay, 1820.

Second and Enlarged Edition with an additional nine plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Tall quarto (13 1/8 x 9 1/16 in; 334 x 232 mm). [2, as title and Preface], [38] text ff interleaved with thirty-nine hand colored aquatint plates, 30 watermarked 1816 and nine watermarked 1819, each sandwiched by blank guard leaves. Text watermarked 1819; guard leaves watermarked 1820. Abbey's copy had plates watermarked 1820. Lacks the lithograph found in some copies but not called for.

Modern half calf over contemporary marbled boards. Gilt-rolled rules and gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy.

The last copy of this, the most desirable, edition to fall under the hammer was in 1992.

Prideaux p. 346. Abbey, Scenery 523. Tooley 157. Hardie p. 144.

The Plates:

1. Pystyll Rhaiadyr
2. Bala Lake
3. Bwlch-y-Groes
4. Pont Fallwyd
5. Cader Idris
6. Pen Y Cader
7. Rhaiadyr Du
8. Llyn Y Cau on Cader Idris
9. Abermaw
10. Harlech Castle
11. Rhaiadyr Y Mawddach
12. Pistyll Y Cain
13. Cwm Maentwrog
14. Pont Aberglassllyn
15. Aberglassllyn
16. Beddgelert
17. South View from the summit of Snowdon
18. Llyn Gwynant
19. Nant Beris
20. Snowdon from Nant Lle
21. Llanberis Lake
22. Rhaiadyr Benglog
23. Bangor
24. Caernarvon
25. Beaumaris Bay
26. Nant Francon
27. Snowdon from Capel Curig
28. Aberconwy
29. Conwy Castle
30. The Llugwy at Pont Y Pair
31. Rhaiadyr Y Wennol
32. Bala Lake
33. Llangollen
34. Llangollen Vale
35. Chirk Castle
36. Denbigh Castle
37. St. Asaph
38. Flint Castle
39. View near Plynlimmon - Frontispiece (Plate 39).

Price: $6,500.00

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