Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870: A Catalogue and Guide by J. V. John Vernon Somers Cocks

Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870: A Catalogue and Guide by J. V. [John Vernon] Somers Cocks soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Exeter: Devon Library Services, 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: Devon with its cathedral City of Exeter and historic naval base of Plymouth, its country houses, watering places and picturesque scenery, is richly endowed with prints published over a period of two hundred years. This great source of local history has however been difficult to use because no work of any description existed to guide the would-be user amongst its riches.

Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870, the result of years of research by the well known local historian J. V. Somers Cocks, now provides details of all known prints of the county, amounting to more than 3,500. It sets out to answer such questions as:

Does any print exist of a particular town, parish, house or view?

What book, set or series does any print come from?

Information on print makers and publishers is also given and an introduction discusses the historical aspects of print making, what the prints show and how they can help the local historian.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and scuffed. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia throughout the text but remains a useful reading or reference copy.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 324 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Art catalogue?

Advertisements

About BookLovers of Bath

The world's leading book dealer in Peasedown St. John.
This entry was posted in Books For Sale and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s