ALFRED, H.J.
Views on the Thames.

Published
London: by Henry J. Alfred [and] Reeves & Sons/M& N. Hanhart, Lithog. Printers, 1857.
References
Abbey Scenery 437; Bobins 830.
Plates
6
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$0-5,000
Ref
5659

Oblong folio, without text as issued, 6 tinted lithographed plates - these plates printed on original buff paper, upper wrapper serving as title as often at this date with collections of plates such as these, here preserved in modern cloth binding. Views of the upper reaches of the Thames as listed in the title, at a time when boating was increasing in popularity as a means of escape into the countryside, away from ever-growing urban development and industrialisation. At this time demand for riverside properties also increased.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Marlow Weir.
2. Near Marlow Bridge.
3. Bisham Abbey.
4. Temple Lock.
5. Hurley.
6. Harleyford.