GARDNOR, John. Voyage pittoresque par Manheim, Mayence, Aix-la-Chapelle, Bruxelles, &c. avec l'explication de trente-deux gravures, representant les vues, prises sur les bords du Rhin, de la Meuse &c. Traduit de l'Anglois par J. Coudrois. London. H. L. Galabin, 1792.
Small 4to. Contemporary diced and ornamented calf, spine with raised bands, lettered and ornamented in gilt, boards with gilt double-fillet and ornamented in blind, turn-ins ornamented in gilt, marbled edges; pp. iv, 181, , 32 aquatint plates; hinges weakened, extremities a little worn, occasional foxing to plates, as usual, otherwise very good.
This is one of the first and most important suites of views of the Rhine at the onset of romantic Rhine perception. It had appeared first in 1788, and the artist and author, a reverend from Battersea, illustrated the views along his journey back from Switzerland in a rather menacing, dark and gothic manner.
Abbey 214 (dated 1791).