FIELDING, T.H.
A Picturesque Description of the River Wye, from its Source to its Junction with the Severn.

Published
London: Published by Ackermann & Co., 96 Strand, 1841.
References
Abbey Scenery 550; Tooley 218; Prideaux p. 216; Bobins 857.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
$0-5,000
Ref
5544

FIRST EDITION. Tall 4to, title, list of plates, versos blank, introduction, 12 hand coloured aquatint plates, unsigned, original embossed and gilded brown cloth. Boards, rubbed and worn. Bookplate of 'Peter Jones' to front pastedown. Fielding came from a family of artists, his father was one. Apart from painting and engraving himself, Fielding also published some important works on the practice of art: On Painting in Oil, and Water-Colours for Landscapes or Portraits and, importantly, The Art of Engraving, with various modes of Operation (1844).

Coloured plates in order:

1. Frontispiece. Tintern Abbey.
2. View up the Wye, from Rhayader.
3. View of Buallt.
4. Castle and Church of Aberedwy.
5. Hay.
6. Bradwardine Bridge.
7. Wilton castle.
8. Goodrich Castle, looking down the Wye.
9. Monmouth.
10. Piercefield.
11. Chepstow Castle.
12. Junction of the Wye and Severn.