Remarks On Forest Scenery And Other Woodland Views Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty [vol II Only]

By: William Gilpin

Price: $126.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


aquatint; 362 pages; William Gilpin (4 June 1724 – 5 April 1804) was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author, best known as one of the originators of the idea of the picturesque. Width: 5.75" Height: 9". "Picturesque" is an aesthetic ideal introduced into English cultural debate in 1782 by William Gilpin in "Observations on the River Wye, and Several Parts of South Wales, etc. Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; made in the Summer of the Year 1770," a practical book which instructed England’s leisured travelers to examine “the face of a country by the rules of picturesque beauty”. Picturesque, along with the aesthetic and cultural strands of Gothic and Celticism, was a part of the emerging Romantic sensibility of the 18th century. Second volume only of this two-volume work. The antique book is bound in blindstamped leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine. There is moderate rubbing concentrated at the edges, gutters, and corners. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with marbled endpapers. The pages show mild age toning and scattered foxing/smudging. This work contains a double-page continuous sheet map, several full-page wild-life plates, and numerous oval aquatint plates.

Title: Remarks On Forest Scenery And Other Woodland Views Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty [vol II Only]

Author Name: William Gilpin

Categories: Color Plates,

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies: 1808

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 37349