31 Original Watercolours GILPIN William 1724-1804 Publisher: Publish Year: 0 Publish Place: Illustrator: GILPIN William? Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007389 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: Inscription: Unknown £8,000.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information A very rare collection of 31 original watercolours by or probably after William Gilpin In early 19th C half calf, over worn marbled boards, some gilt tooling, corners & edge bumped & worn. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles to black calf label, edges bumped & worn with some loss. Internally, blue marbled endpapers, 31 leaves of original watercolours, (18 of which are in full colour, remainder in pen and ink gray/black or sepia), (29 being of a topographical nature, with the remaining 2 being coloured armourial? plus a few leaves of MS text copied from Pennant's Tours. The water colours are nearly all ovals, mostly with ms. captions. 6 are of Welsh subjects. There are several un-captioned which could be anywhere. First editions of Gilpin's tours start in 1789 (Highlands of Scotland) and finish with Picturesque Beauty (1792). There are later editions, of course. But the watermarks on the paper look to me to be 17 on some sheets and 94 on others. So I believe it highly unlikely they are by" Gilpin as the watermark post-dates the books - not impossible but unlikely - but they are by a very talented hand and of a high quality. "