SHEAPHERD, George.
G.N. Brightly.
[Vignette Illustrations of Rural Domestic Scenery.]

Published
London: Sheapherd [and] Brightly, 1814.
References
Abbey Life 182; Prideaux p.352; Bobins 721.
Plates
16 + 1
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5555

Oblong folio, in 4 parts - 4 illustrations to each part. 16 hand coloured aquatint plates in original Half green morocco over drab printed paper covered boards, upper cover with letterpress set within border of Greek key design, preserved in a modern green box with a black morocco title label to spine. One of only 50 copies, this inscribed by Sheapherd "Miss Caroline Powell Flashman" (originsl subscriber) with Sheapherd's MS initials on upper cover. Bookplate of 'Hugh Walpole'.

Coloured plates in order:

Part 1.

1. Vignette title.
2. The Shepherd.
3. The Gleaners.
4. The Fisherman.
5. The Cottage Door.

Part 2.

6. The Tired Soldier.
7. The Village Maid.
8. The Cabin Boy.
9. The Village Matron.

Part 3.

10. The Reapers.
11. Patty.
12. The Woodman.
13. Crazey Kate.

Part 4.

14. The Calidonian Shepherd.
15. Lavinia.
16. Marian.
17. Crossing the Brook.