Oriental Annual. A large paper copy of the 1834 publication


Caunter, The Rev. Hobart: The Oriental Album, or Scenes in India comprising Twenty-Five Engravings from Original Drawings by William Daniell, R.A. Edward Bull [London] 1834. 1st edition 8vo, Large Paper Edition.

25 engraved plates, [x], 254pp, [ii publisher’s ads]. Original full olive green leather blind stamped and gilt with elephant gilt blocked to both boards, large paper copy 9½ x 6 ins, a little rubbing to top of rear joint but an excellent copy, no foxing to the plates which retain their tissue guards, all edges gilt, contemporary presentation inscription to a blank before the frontispiece The Gift of Sir John St. Aubyn to Juliann St. Aubyn. Aug.  1st 1835. This was the first year of printing of this title. There were a further six editions up to 1841. One of the illustrations shows this copy alongside a standard sized copy of the same year. This title has become scarcer as some dealers have specialised in splitting the books for the engravings, occasionally colouring them.      mar19/8

Sir John St. Aubyn, 5th Baronet [[1758-1839] came from a prosperous Cornish family, inheriting the baronetcy in 1772, along with the family seat of Clowance. He was a Member of Parliament, High Sheriff of Cornwall, and Grand Master of the Freemasons.

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