HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS. 1802-1870. Sketches of Scenery in Perthshire, Drawn from Nature & on Stone. London: Thomas Hill, 1827.

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HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS. 1802-1870.
Sketches of Scenery in Perthshire, Drawn from Nature & on Stone. London: Thomas Hill, 1827.

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HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS. 1802-1870.
Sketches of Scenery in Perthshire, Drawn from Nature & on Stone. London: Thomas Hill, 1827.
6 parts. Oblong folio (501 x 300). 30 lithographed plates, loose as issued. Publisher's advertisement slip inserted into number '4' (wrappers of three parts with printed number '4', one of which is amended to '5'). Original buff-colored pictorial side-stitched wrappers. Minor faint spotting to a few plates.
Exhibited: Grolier Club, 'Essential Parts,' 1996, p 33.

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PARTS. Though he would ultimately achieve fame for his pioneering work in photography, D.O. Hill's striking lithographs of views of Perthshire, executed while the artist was still in his teens, show him to have been a talented draughtsman as well. Issued in parts from 1821-23 by David's father, Thomas Hill, Sketches is "generally recognized as the earliest series of views to have been produced in Scotland by the lithographic process" (Directory of the Lithographic Printers of Scotland 1820-1870, p 98).
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HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS. 1802-1870. Sketches of Scenery in Perthshire, Drawn from Nature & on Stone. London: Thomas Hill, 1827.
HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS. 1802-1870. Sketches of Scenery in Perthshire, Drawn from Nature & on Stone. London: Thomas Hill, 1827.
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