London: Printed for the Proprietor by Howlett and Brimmer, 1825. Item #02614
The Great Wight Way
RAYE, Charles. A Picturesque Tour Through the Isle of Wight. Illustrated by Numerous Views. London: Printed for the Proprietor by Howlett and Brimmer, 1825.
First edition. Oblong quarto (7 7/8 x 10 1/8 in; 200 x 256 mm).  pp. Twenty-four hand-colored aquatint engravings with interleaves.
Contemporary quarter crimson straight-grained morocco over gray boards with gilt lettered and bordered crimson morocco title label. Gilt-ruled spine with gilt-lettered black morocco label. With the bookplate of Sir Manson M. Beeton. Original printed title label to front paste-down endpaper, catalog note to front free-endpaper. Spine head and inner hinges neatly strengthened, otherwise a very fine copy.
Plate no. 8, Sand Rock near Niton, often found plain (as in Abbey and in a few institutional copies) is here vividly hand-colored.
View of the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth Harbour - Village of Carisbrooke - Carisbrooke Castle - Entrance to Carisbrooke Castle - View of the needles from Chale Bay - Rocks near Chale Bay - Village of Niton - Sand Rock near Niton - Black Gang Chine - View from the top of Black Gang Chine - St. Laurence's Church - Undercliff near Mirables - Bonn Church - View near Luccombe Chine - Ventnor Cove - Dunnose - View at Shanklin - Shanklin Church - Shanklin Chine - Culver Cliffs from Sandham Bay - Distant View of Culver Cliffs - Cowes Castle --View of Spithead from Ryde - Freshwater Cave.
Abbey, Scenery 349; Tooley 394; Prideaux, p. 349.