SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CALVERT, Frederick.
The Isle of Wight illustrated...

London: G.H. Davidson, 1846.
Abbey Scenery 351; Bobins II 628.
London: G.H. Davidson, 1846.

63 p; [20] plates. Illustrated in a series of 20 exquisite hand-coloured views and a solitary map of the island by Percy Roberts after drawings by Frederick Calvert. Small slim 4to original red cloth with title and decorative designs in gilt and in blind to boards, spine, in gilt, repaired and housed in a matching red cloth slip case. FIRST EDITION, second issue with plate 4 titled 'Ryde plate 1'. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down of: "Charles E. Dunlap" - light scattered foxing throughout. Osborne House was used by Queen Victoria and her family as a holiday home. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Osborne House. 2. [Map] Isle of Wight. 3. Carisbrook Castle. 4. Carisbrook. 5. Ryde. plate 1 6. Ryde. plate 2 7. Quar Abbey. 8. Brading. 9. Shanklin Chine. 10. Waterfall at Shanklin. 11. Shanklin Bay. 12. Undercliff. 13. Bonchurch. 14. Black Gang Chine. 15. Appuldercomb. 16. Shorwell. 17. Freshwater Bay. 18. Allum Bay. 19. The Needles. 20. Yarmouth North. 21. Cowes. 22. Bembridge Ferry.