VIEWS OF CLIFTON & NEIGHBORHOOD
London: Rock & Co., 1854. First Edition. Paperback. Oblong 32mo. Very good+ condition. Item #001541
Two volumes. Yellow printed and embossed wrappers, with slight shelfwear and soiling. No title pages, as issued. Each volume contains 6 engraved views. The first contains views titled Clifton from Ashton Falls, Clifton from the Ferry, The Avon from St. Vincent's Rocks, St. Vincent's Rocks, Hot Wells & Baths, and Victoria Square. The second volume contains New Church - Victoria Park, Terraces - Clifton from Cumberland Basin, Victoria Square (duplicate), The Pump Room - Royal Clifton Spa - Hotwells Clifton, The Rivers Avon & Levern from Penpole Point, and Nightingale Valley near Clifton. There is a bit of foxing affecting each plate of the first volume, as well as small tears at the top edge of each plate, not affecting images. A small water stain in the margin of the first 4 plates in volume one and the first 3 plates in the second volume, not affecting images. The plates in the second volume are on thicker paper. Most of the plates are dated individually, and range from June 2nd 1852 to October 10th 1854. They measure 4" tall by 6.75" wide, approximate. Natural scenes, showing the countryside, rivers and paddlewheelers, and architecture of local buildings. Interesting ephemeral viewbooks in very good condition, despite the minor faults. England, Great Britain, Cities, Viewbook, Natural History.