BEATTIE, William

BEATTIE, William M.D.; BARTLETT, William Henry. Scotland Illustrated In A Series Of Views Taken Expressly For This Work By Messrs. T.Allom, W.H.Bartlett, and H.M Culloch.


London: George Virtue, 1826 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1838



£ 900




4to (28 x 23 cm). 2 volumes; 200 pp. [4] and 164 pp. [4]. Vol. 1: Engraved title page; T-page; Directions for the Binder with list of illustrations; Dedication to Queen Victoria.  Vol. 2: Engraved title page; T-page; Table of contents; Directions for the Binder with list of illustrations. Complete with 170 plates including 2 engraved t-pages and one fold out map. Marbled endpapers; a.e.g.; contemporary decorative full purple calf with gilt rules and corner devices on top and bottom cover. Gilt decoration and title on spine. Slight browning and foxing in the opening pages of both volumes; overall a very good and crisp copy.



Scarce enlarged edition of William Beattie’s illustrated book detailing various Scottish landscapes of the early 19th century. The plates were engraved by Robert Wallis after the artists Bartlett, Allom, Campion, and Mossman. William Beattie MD (1793 ? -1875) was a Scottish physician and poet. In 1836 he travelled in Switzerland and in the land of the Waldenses. Subsequently he published a series of descriptive and historical works, which were illustrated W. H. Bartlett, on Switzerland, Scotland, The Waldenses, Castles and Abbeys of England, and The Danube.