Auction 119, Lot 495

"The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland", Bartlett, W. H.

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1841 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.5 x 11 inches
21.6 x 27.9 cm

These are really delightful and charming engravings that depict interesting landscapes and views of towns. One plate, The Custom House, Dublin,depicts the busy port teeming with ships and people with the impressive Custom House in the background. The beautifully engraved title page includes a vignette of Dangan Castle. Two title pages, 27 tissue-guarded, steel engravings and a map of Ireland. After the map, is the title page for volume II, the contents for vol. I and binder's directions. Hardbound in original embossed and gilt illustrated covers. Bartlett's romantic pictorial style was certainly appropriate for the haunting and mysterious landmarks of Ireland.


Condition: C

Engravings with some foxing. Covers show light rubbing and bumping along edges. Spine is worn at top and bottom with some loose signatures separated. Needs binding repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/9/2007