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Six Views of Italian and Swiss Scenery, Etched by. W. Cowen, from his own drawings, made during two tours on the continent in the years 1819 & 1822, and dedicated by Permission to the Viscount Milton.

COWEN (William)

Editorial: London: Published by W. Cowen, 1824
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First and only edition, folio (640 x 460), [4]pp., followed by 6 engraved plates (lightly foxed), this being the special issue with proofs on india paper, loosely inserted is a proof before letter and final working of the last plate, Lake Cosmo, inscribed in pencil to the dedicatee, orig. printed boards, calf spine, with minor wear. The subjects of the etchings and views of the following: 1. The Lago Maggiore. 2. The Lake of Lugano. 3. The Romantic Shores of Sorrento. 4. The Town of of Luvino and Lago Maggiore. 5. The Grand Approach to Sion. 6. The Town and Lake of Como. William Cowen (18 June 1791 – 29 January 1864) was an English landscape painter. His work includes views of towns in Yorkshire, Italy, France, Ireland and particularly Corsica. Cowen was born in Rotherham in 1791 and worked teaching drawing in nearby Sheffield in 1811. Cowen was lucky enough to obtain William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam as a patron, who paid for him to visit Italy via France and Switzerland in 1819 and 1822, after which he published this work, which includes his own engravings from his continental tours. Very rare; Copac and OCLC give a single location at the Victoria & Albert Museum.; Not in Abbey. N° de ref. de la librería 35170

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Título: Six Views of Italian and Swiss Scenery, ...

Editorial: London: Published by W. Cowen

Año de publicación: 1824

Encuadernación: Soft cover

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initially specializing in bibliography and the book arts, but now concentrating on rare and interesting antiquarian books on a wide range of subjects, with an emphasis on the unusual.

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