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Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Vols. I & II by  W. H. (illus.)  N. P.; BARTLETT - Probable reprint of 1842 first edition - nd. - from Attic Books (SKU: 121617)

Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Vols. I & II

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Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Vols. I & II

by WILLIS, N. P.; BARTLETT, W. H. (illus.)

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London: Virtue & Co, nd.. Probable reprint of 1842 first edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 128, 116 p., interspersed with engraved plates. 28 cm. Map frontispiece. 2 title page illustrations. 54 plates in vol. I and 63 in vol. II. Rebound in leather by Keith Felton, Georgetown, with new green marble endpapers. All edges gilt. Engraved plates recently coloured before rebinding. All plates present as per lists in each section, each with tissue guard. Some thumbing.

William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) apprenticed with architect and antiquarian John Britton before becoming known for his own drawings and watercolours. In 1838, Bartlett was in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes, producing sketches for this volume by American writer Nathaniel Parker Willis. Published 1842, Canadian Scenery Illustrated portrays pioneer days in Canada, from native scenes to cities, from Aylmer, Upper Canada, to Halifax. There are also early views of Toronto, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River, the Eastern Townships, Montreal, Quebec, Fredericton, and many others.


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Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Vols. I & II
WILLIS, N. P.; BARTLETT, W. H. (illus.)
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Probable reprint of 1842 first edition
Virtue & Co
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Canadiana, Canada, Art, Illustrations, William H. Bartlett, Keith Felton, Upper Canada, Lower Canada
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