The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland – W. H. Bartlett.
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William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) was one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his time. Within these two volumes are displayed Bartlett’s talent for capturing a scene and bringing it to life with great attention to detail. The accompanying text was written by J.W. Stirling and N.P. Willis amongst others. It describes the various regions of Ireland in turn as they appeared at the time of the author’s travels; he also gives a short factual history of each town or region visited, and pointing out how scenery has inspired generations of artists and writers. This publication provides a unique insight into various locations throughout Ireland and is greatly enhanced by Bartlett’s beautifully atmospheric illustrations. The text is complete in this publication but some of the plates are missing, however there are 57 engravings still remaining.
This is a rare and second hand publication.