ROWLANDSON, Thomas
Henry Wigstead.
An Excursion to Brighthelmstone made in the Year 1789.

Published
London: G. G.J. and J. Robinson, 1790.
References
Abbey Scenery 54; Prideaux p.356; Bobins 890.
Plates
8
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5556

FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Oblong folio, title, introduction, text, 8 hand coloured aquatint plates within wash coloured borders, each signed and inlaid in a paper mount. Original blue-grey boards and dark green roan back - preserved in half red cloth over paper backed boards with matching tie. Morocco title label in gilt to upper board.This journey begins on Westminster Bridge and goes via Sutton, Reigate, Crawley, Cuckfield, New Shoreham and Brighton.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Sutton.
2. Reigate.
3. Crawley.
4. Cuckfield.
5. The Steine.
6. Bathing Machines.
7. Saloon at the Marine Pavilion.
8. Race Ground.