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Waverly Gallery Female Characters 1st US Edition 1860 illustrated
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"The Waverly Gallery of the Principal Female Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Romances, from Original Paintings by Eminent Artists. Engraved under the superintendence of Charles Heath, the elder, published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, NY. 1860. First American Edition.

Brown embossed leather, both boards identically decorated with gold tooled lettering and decoration, gold inner dentelles, all edges of text block gilt; [some leather wear; leather creased between spine and boards, boards are attached, leather on spine is in poor condition: see photo]; 10.1/2" x 7.1/4" (27cm x 18.5cm); multi-colored and gilt decorated endpapers, 36 engraved plates (all 35 plates and frontispiece are present) + 230 pages of descriptive text. A little soiling, two c.1/4" edge creases, one tissue guard is detached; very good condition.

Superb collection of 36 engravings of the Principal Female Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Waverley Novels. The engravings are created by several leading British engravers such as William Henry Mote (1803-1871), Joseph Brown (1809-1887), Henry Austin, and several other engravers who were trained in Heath's studio. Each plate is printed on high quality heavy stock paper, and tissue protected. Each plate is followed by several text pages introducing the character pictured and their stories from the Scott's novels.

Reference:

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/ Accession Number: 19.37.10.
Another copy is held in Morgan Library;
4 copies are held in the UK: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Aberdeen and Oxford.

British master engravers of the early - middle nineteenth century were specialized on copper and wood engraving, while Charles Heath introduced to Great Britain the new technique of steel engraving developed in the United States. Therefore, he supervised the steel engraving technology. Basically, the work on the engraved plates for this book documents a workshop on perfecting the steel engraving techniques that are superior to copper.

Charles Theodosius Heath (1785-1848, London) was an English engraver, currency and stamp printer, book publisher and illustrator. Charles Heath (engraver), and George Heath (his half-brother and financial manager) contracted for paper money and postage stamps with several governments. The Penny Black was designed by Heath Company. Among Heath's pupils were George Thomas Doo (1800-1886), William Henry Mote (1803-1871), and James Henry Watt (1799-1867).

Heath received training in engraving from his father James, and his first known etching dates from when he was six years old. It was from his father that he learnt how to produce small plates suitable for book illustration. He was a noted illustrator of the Waverley Novels, and engraved "Christ healing the Sick in the Temple", one of Benjamin West's big scriptural paintings. After Richard Westall, he engraved illustrations to Lord Byron's poems, published in 1819.

As an engraver, Heath exhibited at the Royal Academy and Suffolk Street Gallery from 1801 to 1825. After 1828, he produced little work of his own, but his studio was productive through his pupils Doo and Watt, and his sons. Thomas Garner was taken on by the studio in the 1820s, to work uncredited on annuals. As did his competitor Edward Finden, Heath outsourced work to a substantial group of engravers into the 1830s and 1840s, and employed a production line technique with division of labor.

From 1819, Charles Heath and then (1820) his half-brother George Heath (1779-1852) were in partnership with Perkins, working with the new technique of siderography [steel engraving]. Charles Heath replaced Asa Spencer, a partner of Perkins who returned to the United States, while George Heath was a financial backer. Perkins and his other American partner Gideon Fairman were in the United Kingdom for a period of time. With finance from Dyer for a printing press, the company traded as Perkins, Fairman, and Heath. Joshua Butters Bacon (1790-1863), son-in-law of Perkins who settled in England, bought out the Heath interest in the company, by mid-1829. It then assumed the name Perkins, Bacon or Perkins Bacon by which it is usually known.

Provenance:

There is an inscription on the first blank page, "Miss Kate Fontaine from her friend H. Beylies Meade, May 8, 1860"; a small card with similar written text is laid in. In 1860, he was 22, she 19.

Dr. Hodijah Baylies Meade [March 2, 1838-1876, Danville, Virginia] completed his MD in 1861, served in Confederate army as a physician. His letters and papers are preserved in the Meade Family Archives. His reflections on the events of Civil War are frequently used and cited by historians. Catherine Fontaine Trice was born on March 3, 1841, Goochland County, Virginia. She died on May 7, 1916, Richmond, VA. Apparently, the war broke their relationship. She preserved the loose card with his note in the book.

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"The Waverly Gallery of the Principal Female Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Romances, from Original Paintings by Eminent Artists. Engraved under the superintendence of Charles Heath, the elder, published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, NY. 1860. First American Edition.

Brown embossed leather, both boards identically decorated with gold tooled lettering and decoration, gold inner dentelles, all edges of text block gilt; [some leather wear; leather creased between spine and boards, boards are attached, leather on spine is in poor condition: see photo]; 10.1/2" x 7.1/4" (27cm x 18.5cm); multi-colored and gilt decorated endpapers, 36 engraved plates (all 35 plates and frontispiece are present) + 230 pages of descriptive text. A little soiling, two c.1/4" edge creases, one tissue guard is detached; very good condition.

Superb collection of 36 engravings of the Principal Female Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Waverley Novels. The engravings are created by several leading British engravers such as William Henry Mote (1803-1871), Joseph Brown (1809-1887), Henry Austin, and several other engravers who were trained in Heath's studio. Each plate is printed on high quality heavy stock paper, and tissue protected. Each plate is followed by several text pages introducing the character pictured and their stories from the Scott's novels.

Reference:

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/ Accession Number: 19.37.10.
Another copy is held in Morgan Library;
4 copies are held in the UK: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Aberdeen and Oxford.

British master engravers of the early - middle nineteenth century were specialized on copper and wood engraving, while Charles Heath introduced to Great Britain the new technique of steel engraving developed in the United States. Therefore, he supervised the steel engraving technology. Basically, the work on the engraved plates for this book documents a workshop on perfecting the steel engraving techniques that are superior to copper.

Charles Theodosius Heath (1785-1848, London) was an English engraver, currency and stamp printer, book publisher and illustrator. Charles Heath (engraver), and George Heath (his half-brother and financial manager) contracted for paper money and postage stamps with several governments. The Penny Black was designed by Heath Company. Among Heath's pupils were George Thomas Doo (1800-1886), William Henry Mote (1803-1871), and James Henry Watt (1799-1867).

Heath received training in engraving from his father James, and his first known etching dates from when he was six years old. It was from his father that he learnt how to produce small plates suitable for book illustration. He was a noted illustrator of the Waverley Novels, and engraved "Christ healing the Sick in the Temple", one of Benjamin West's big scriptural paintings. After Richard Westall, he engraved illustrations to Lord Byron's poems, published in 1819.

As an engraver, Heath exhibited at the Royal Academy and Suffolk Street Gallery from 1801 to 1825. After 1828, he produced little work of his own, but his studio was productive through his pupils Doo and Watt, and his sons. Thomas Garner was taken on by the studio in the 1820s, to work uncredited on annuals. As did his competitor Edward Finden, Heath outsourced work to a substantial group of engravers into the 1830s and 1840s, and employed a production line technique with division of labor.

From 1819, Charles Heath and then (1820) his half-brother George Heath (1779-1852) were in partnership with Perkins, working with the new technique of siderography [steel engraving]. Charles Heath replaced Asa Spencer, a partner of Perkins who returned to the United States, while George Heath was a financial backer. Perkins and his other American partner Gideon Fairman were in the United Kingdom for a period of time. With finance from Dyer for a printing press, the company traded as Perkins, Fairman, and Heath. Joshua Butters Bacon (1790-1863), son-in-law of Perkins who settled in England, bought out the Heath interest in the company, by mid-1829. It then assumed the name Perkins, Bacon or Perkins Bacon by which it is usually known.

Provenance:

There is an inscription on the first blank page, "Miss Kate Fontaine from her friend H. Beylies Meade, May 8, 1860"; a small card with similar written text is laid in. In 1860, he was 22, she 19.

Dr. Hodijah Baylies Meade [March 2, 1838-1876, Danville, Virginia] completed his MD in 1861, served in Confederate army as a physician. His letters and papers are preserved in the Meade Family Archives. His reflections on the events of Civil War are frequently used and cited by historians. Catherine Fontaine Trice was born on March 3, 1841, Goochland County, Virginia. She died on May 7, 1916, Richmond, VA. Apparently, the war broke their relationship. She preserved the loose card with his note in the book.

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority or shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: Priority (c.2-8 days) ------------- $18.50
Canada: Priority (c.2-6 weeks) ------ $41.50
World: Priority (c 2-8 weeks) ------- $51.50
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