BEATTIE, William

BEATTIE, William. Caledonia Illustrated In A Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by. T. Allom, W. H. Bartlett, and H. McCulloch


George Virtue, London and New York, N.d. (c. 1840)




£ 900



4to.  2 volumes. 200 and 172 pp.; 2 engraved title pages, engraved map and 168 engraved plates with tissue guards. Browning and foxing throughout. Green morocco binding with ornamental gilt decoration; inner gilt dentelles; spine in six compartments divided by five raised bands; gilt title on spine; worn and damaged covers and bumped corners. A good copy.

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. The plates in this book were engraved after the drawings by the artists William Bartlett (1809-1854) and Thomas Allom (1804-1862).