A Lovely and Scarce Color-Plate Book

    James Hakewill. A Picturesque Tour of the Islands of Jamaica, from Drawings Made in the Years 1820 and 1821. London: Hurst and Robinson, 1825.

    First edition. Folio. [2], 16 page (pages 15/16, "Directions for the Binder,"), [42] pages. Twenty-one hand-colored aquatint plates by Sutherland and Cartwright after Hakewill.

    Half yellow calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Marbled endpapers. Preliminaries replaced. Light soiling and wear to boards otherwise a superb copy of this very rare work in fine condition.

    This beautiful, delicately drawn set of illustrations was the result of Hakewill's trip to Jamaica in 1820-1821. "A charming colour plate book that has become quite scarce and valuable" (Tooley). Abbey, Travel, 683. Sabin 29592. Tooley 240.

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