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Morris, Rev. F.O. (Editor).

A SERIES OF PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF SEATS

Of the Noblemen and Gentleman of Great Britain and Ireland. With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress. William Mackenzie N.d. c.[1866-80].
1st Ed. 6 vols. Sm. 4to. 240 wood block colour prints including additional t.ps. Light browning, marbled e.ps., inner gilt dentelles, original gilt and blind tooled morocco with dec. gilt titles to boards, some wear and loss to extremities, some sl. loss to upper board of vol. 2., light fading to spines, a.e.g. Victorian Book Design, p.204. ‘Fawcett’s greatest undertaking, entirely illustrated by Lydon, was Picturesque Views ... begun in the 1860s and eventually completed in six volumes in 1880 ... the plates vary in quality of drawing .. but the best are of great charm and beauty.’ Without ‘Facsimile of Autographs of Subscribers’ published later. Francis Orpen Morris (1810–1893), Church of England clergyman and naturalist. ODNB ‘... Of all his publications, Morris was perhaps best known for his voluminous, illustrated books on natural history. His collaboration with the Driffield woodblock colour printer Benjamin Fawcett in the production of Bible Natural History (1849–50) was followed by the successful six-volume History of British Birds, initially issued in monthly parts over seven and a half years, beginning in June 1850 ... and [the above] ...’
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