SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SHORT, Richard.
Six Perspective Views on Belle-Isle.

London: [published by author] May-October 1763.
Sabin 80569; Bobins 64.
London: [published by author] May-October 1763.

Oblong folio, six hand-coloured plates, unbound as was issued, in new olive coloured wrappers, preserved in a blue morocco cloth box with matching title label to upper cover. Bookplate of 'Norman R. Bobins'. A scarce and beautiful set of plates. Short, who was present at the siege of Quebec, also wrote a book on Nova Scotia. Belle-Isle was a rugged island at the entrance to the Straits of Belle-Isle, which gave access to the St. Lawrence waterway. Coloured plates in order: 1. [The First attack made by the British Fleet, 8th April 1761 [...] on Belle-Isle...] 2. [The Second attack made by the British Fleet, 22nd April 1761 [...] on Belle-Isle...] 3. [St. Foy near Loomaria Point, on Belle-Isle, 22nd April 1761...] 4. [Watering Place, Bomb Battery, Redoubts near the Windmills, the Breach in the Walls of the Citadel at Palais. The Land to Point-Trelafar on Belle-Isle...] 5. [The Citadel & Town of Palais, on Belle-Isle...] 6. [The back part or land view of the Citadel & Town of Palais on Belle-Isle...]