London: The Bodley Head, 1954. First printing. boards. Fine in a Near Fine DJ. Lightly rippled and soiled with small label stain to front of DJ otherwise fine. Royal Octavo (7.5 x 9.75). Blue boards with pictorial gilt to front board, gilt lettered spine. 200 pp. Color frontispiece plus 6 color plates, 24 black and white plates, 3 maps.
The first authoritative work on the lives, artistic methods and voyages of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century travel artists Thomas, William and Samuel Daniells, who were collectively known for their fine colorplate books and prints; aquatints and travel journals from India, Africa and throughout Great Britain which inspired the creative process of the artistic voyagers of the times.
With a two complete appendices identifying their works exhibited at the Royal Academy, The British Institution, works held in public collections, and works dispersed by public sale, and a complete listing of both the seperate prints and books containing prints drawn and engraved by the Daniells, and other artists after the works of the Daniells. An essential reference for any Daniells collector. Fine in Near Fine DJ. Item #7127