PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4)
Lot 200
PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4)
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 27,575) inc. premium

Lot Details
PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4) PENNANT (THOMAS) The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED , 1796; and 3 others extra-illustrated by Pennant (4)
PENNANT (THOMAS)
The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell, 24 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the original watercolour designs for 20 plates (17 signed by Moses Griffiths, 3 signed by J. Ingleby), 2 pen, ink and yellow wash designs after J. Dinely, and 2 plate proofs (one in 2 states, with pasted-on corrections), B. and J. White, 1796; A Tour from Downing to Alston-Moor, 27 engraved plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with original watercolour designs for 20 plates by Moses Griffiths (not signed on image, but attributable from the engraved plates), one additional watercolour of Edenhall in Cumbria (probably by Moses Griffiths), one original ink drawing, Edward Harding, 1801; A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight, 2 vol., 2 folding hand-coloured engraved maps, 46 engraved plates (of 47, without portrait of William Chillingworth), EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 19 watercolours (including 17 original designs for plates in volume one, 15 by C. Tomkins, 2 ?by Harding; one unused view of Richborough Castle), 45 engraved or mezzotint plates (of which 28 portraits, including 2 of Pennant), some light dampstaining (mainly to the called for plates) Edward Harding, 1801, FIRST EDITIONS, LARGE PAPER COPIES, "Pymme's Library" bookplate with monogram H.R.B.?, Dulau and Company Ltd. Bookseller's receipt ("Unique set... Price for the set £130") loosely inserted, early uniform red half morocco gilt, rubbed, large 4to (340 x 260mm.) (4)

Footnotes

  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPIES OF THREE OF THOMAS PENNANT'S CELEBRATED BRITISH TOPOGRAPHICAL "TOUR" BOOKS, WITH SOME OF THE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS.

    Thomas Pennant (1726-1798) was one of the most important writers on British topography, antiquities and natural history, his "travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. In such ways... he may be said to exemplify those gentleman scholars of nature in the later eighteenth century whose interests in natural knowledge aimed at national improvement through intellectual enquiry" (ODNB). Born at Downing in the Parish of Whiteford in Flintshire he was unsurprisingly drawn to this area of Wales, the opening sentence of The History of the Parishes of Whiteford, and Holywell reading "I naturally begin this little history with the account of Tre Eden Owain, the place where I first made my entrance into this busy world...". Amongst the additional watercolours bound into this work, and that of A Tour from Downing to Alston-Moor are approximately 40 by Moses Griffiths (1747-1819), who was accommodated and employed on a full salary by Pennant, who left a bequest in his will providing for Griffith's children. Three watercolours (one a view, the others of genealogical interest) are by John Ingleby of Halkin (1749-1808). Amongst the additional engraved portraits is a fine mezzotint (platemark 345 x 225mm.) of Benjamin Franklin by Johann Lorenz Rugendas.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. Luke Batterham
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
Similar Items