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REMARKS ON A TOUR TO NORTH AND SOUTH WALES.
Wigstead, Henry.

REMARKS ON A TOUR TO NORTH AND SOUTH WALES.

With Plates from Rowlandson, Pugh, Howitt, &c. ... W. Wigstead 1799 [1800].
1st Ed. vii + [i] + 69pp. + [ii] advert. leaf. Additional engraved t.p., 21 plates [only of 22, lacking Swansey]. [Without Errata leaf and half title]. Undecipherable signature to pastedown with newspaper clipping, original? poem ‘To Wales ...’ to rear pastedown, notation to rear f.e.p., contemporary marbled boards with original calf corners with some loss, rebacked in modern gilt lettered leather, lightly faded. Abbey Scenery 516. With 9 plates signed by Rowlandson, 5 by Wigstead and 7 unsigned. ESTC T11206 ‘ With an additional titlepage engraved, dated 1800 ... With an errata leaf [lacking in our copy] and a final advertisement leaf for Wigstead, whose colophon reads: Printed by James Bateson, .. September, 1799.’ Henry Wigstead (died 1800 at Margate) was an English Magistrate, amateur painter, & caricaturist. He was a close personal friend of Thomas Rowlandson, whom he accompanied on sketching trips to the Isle of Wight (1784), Brighton (1789) and Wales (1787) which resulted in subsequent publications for which Rowlandson provided the illustrations.
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