SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact:

TAYLER, Frederick.
Frederick Tayler's Portfolio of Sketches.

London: Messrs Forres, 41 Piccadilly, ca. 1850.
Not in Schwert, harteng, or Abbey. Not in BL; Bobins 726; SPL 431 (only 13 plates).
London: Messrs Forres, 41 Piccadilly, ca. 1850.

Imperial folio, 26 loose hand-coloured plates, mounted on card, hand titled beneath, with loosely inserted letterpress descriptive leaf listing titles of plates, issued in two parts. Quarter leather, with leather and gilt label to upper board, matching ties. In a modern morocco-backed green cloth box, gilt to spine. Superb plates of outdoor life in Scotland, with scenes of hunting and hawking. Taylor was a celebrated watercolourist, landscape and figure painter, etcher, and illustrator. He was born in Hertfordshire, educated at Eton and Harrow, then studied at the R.A., and later in Paris under Vernet. "Taylor was most fond of painting country scenes involving hunting and hawking and based on the landscapes of Scotland where he was a frequent visitor" (House, Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p.475). Coloured plates in order: Part 1. 1. Frontispiece. (No caption) 2. Morning. 3. Evening. 4. Moss Trooper. 5. Halt of Troopers. 6. Falconer's Daughter. 7. Dead Stag & Eagle. 8. Dog & Boar. 9. Oh, Nanny, wilt thou gang... 10. Page with Horses. 11. The Favourite Falcon. 12. A Scotch Rebel. 13. The Highland Piper. Part 2. 14. Frontispiece. Deer Stalking. 15. Page with Falcon. 16. Hawking. 17. Return from Hawking. 18. Highland Keeper's Cottage. 19. Rabbit Shooting. 20. Trooper's Stable. 21. The Gleaners. 22. Highland Pet. 23. A Day with the Roebuck. 24. Cow House. 25. Cromwellian Trooper. 26. Boy and Setters.