SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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IRELAND, Samuel.
Picturesque Views on the Upper, or Warwickshire, Avon, from its source at Naseby to its Junction with the Severn at Tewkesbury...

London: R. Faulder and T. Egerton, 1795.
Abbey Scenery 427; Prideaux p. 271 & 341; Bobins 864; not in Tooley.
London: R. Faulder and T. Egerton, 1795.

Quarto, title, verso blank, dedication, preface, list of prints, text pp, 1-284; errata 1 leaf, coloured frontispiece enclosing title. 31 hand coloured plates, all aquatint apart from nos. 13 & 21 which are etched, engraved map. Later full red calf gilt by Riviere, raised bands, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, decorative inner gilt dentelles etc. Top edge gilt, bookplate of 'Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons. Bart' to front pastedown. Map shows the course of the Avon from its source at Naseby to its junction with the Severn at Tewkesbury through Northamptonshire to Worcester, ending at Evesham. Coloured plates in order: 1. Coloured frontispiece. 2. Avon Head, Naseby, Northamptonshire. 3. Welford, Northamptonshire. 4. Dow Bridge, anciently Tripontium. 5. Newbold-on-Avon. 6. Combe Abbey. 7. Stonely Abbey, Warwickshire. 8. Ruins at Kenilworth. 9. Guy's Cliff, Warwickshire. 10. Warwick Town, Castle &c. 11. Entrance to Warwick Castle. 12. Warwick Castle. 13. Charlecot House. 14. Sir Thomas Lucy Knt. 15. Stratford Bridge. 16. Kitchen of the House in which Shakespeare was born. 17. Shakespeare's House, New Place, Chapel and Grammar School. 18. Clopton House. 19. House in Shotery, in which Ann Hatheway, the wife of Shakespeare, resided. 20. Stratford Church &c. 21. Shakespeare's Monument. 22. Portrait of John Coombe [...] in the Church of Stratford. 23. Stratford Jubilee. 24. Bitford Grange. 25. Bitford, Warwickshire. 26. Evesham Bridge &c. 27. Evesham Abbey. 28. Evesham Abbey Gate. 29. Pershore, Worcestershire. 30.Eckington Bridge, Worcestershire. 31. Strensham, Worcestershire. 32. Mythe Bridge, Tewkesbury.