SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BOWDITCH, Thomas Edward.
Sarah Bowdich.
Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, during the Autumn of 1823, while on his third voyage to Africa.

Published
London: George B. Whittaker, 1825.
References
Abbey Travel I 190; Colas 418; Gay 2983; Bobins I 78.
Plates
4
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: George B. Whittaker, 1825.
Ref
776

FIRST EDITION. 4to. Original slate-coloured paper boards; title label on spine; 22 lithographs of which 4 are hand coloured, and 3 folding, with woodcuts in text. French edition, Paris & Strasbourg, 1826. An enjoyable excursion by the author and his wife in Madeira en route to Ashantee. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Costume of Madeira. 2. Geological Sections. (A) to the west of the Pontinha, or Loo bridge. (B) also to the west of Pontinha, showing the basaltic caverns near the sea. (C) to the east of the Pontinha. 3. Brazen head or Garajao (folding plate) 4. Costume of the Gambia.