The English Lakes (In the neighbourhood of Keswick and Penrith) - Nelson 1868 - T. Nelson & Sons, London - First Edition 12 Chromolithograph plates of the area. Original blue cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt with a colour-printed and varnished paper title in the centre panel.

Nelson's began colour printing in 1857 and `over the next two years greatly improved their use of just five inks to create extremely convincing full-colour chromolithographs.' Gascoigne discusses their `Series of views', attractive collections of souvenir prints for tourists, at some length and notes that they were frequently updated to reflect changes. He also states that Nelson launched their series of `Pictorial guide-books' in 1869 bound in paper covers.
  References: Gascoigne, Milestones in colour printing 26 quoting the 1859 first edition.

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  Condition: Very good, edges a little worn, some rubbing to boards and spine edges, rear hinge weak, pages toned with one or two finger marks.   Ref: 101320   Price: HK$ 1,200