Sketches From Nature Of Animals And Rustic Groups,.
Bound in the original green half morocco with the title in gilt on the spine, over the original green ribbed buckram boards. The upper board has an original gilt embossed title piece reading 'T.S.Cooper's Sketches from Nature' within a scroll frame. The binding is in very good condition only very slightly rubbed. There is some foxing to the plates but this is mostly marginal all the original paper guards are present as are the end-papers, very rare in this fine original condition.
Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. Printed at A. Ducote's Lithographic Establishment 70 St Martin's Lane.,
No date but .
Printed with the new tint stone and touched with white, by thomas sidney cooper.
Title page and 32 Lithographic plates.
Second issue, with larger plate size, Oblong folio 15 x 11 inches
'The pages were enlarged in the new edition to allow for margins to the tinted plates.' so says Kenneth J. Westwood in his exhaustive bibliography of Coopers lithographs. The earlier edition was published in black and white and this second issue with the tint stone is defiantly superior to the earlier edition. These Drawing books were aimed at professional and amateur artists and were often much used, To find an example in fine state is very unusual.
[Stock No. 24821]