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8 Framfield Road
Highbury Fields
London
N5 1UU
Contact Nicholas Goodyer
Telephone 020 7226 5682
Specialists Illustrated Books of all Eras, Natural History, Applied Arts, Architecture, London, British Topography, Travel, Social History.
Nicholas Goodyer
Stand J04

The Earliest Buck’s Views.

Buck (S.) and (N.).

(A Collection of Perspective Views)., 1721 - 1733

Oblong folio (19 x 12.5ins, 475 x 310mm) contemporary vellum-backed marbled boards, Completely Uncut & thus in the tallest possible state. A bound collection from the first 9 parts, each with its list of Subscribers and 24 very fine copper-engraved plates, with description and armorial border below. 216 single-page plates in all, 1 (Clun) soiled in margin, 4 creased - no loss. Clean and crisp, with very generous margins. A superb collection of the earliest issues. No title-page was issued.
First sold in these parts of 24 plates each between 1727-1740, Robert Sayer and later Laurie and Whittle issued second impressions under the title Buck’s Antiquities in 1774, and Buck’s Perspective Views of 100 Cities also in 1774. 17 series of 24 plates were issued to subscribers of which there were only 133 for the first series and about 200 for the ninth.
“The Bucks spent over thirty years and made numerous tours of England... unlike Kip and Logan... these later artists went in for views... which displayed remarkable pictorial effect and for such accuracy that they could be uses as the bases for restorations. The Bucks were also skilful in the managment of light and shade, mass and line, and sky and foliage... Better than their contemporaries....” Cox III p 171, 1721.
Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, Lancashire Chester Derby, Durham Northumberland, Oxford Warwick Northamtonshire, Cambridge Huntingdonshire Buckinghamshire Berkshire Leicester Rutland, Shropshire Staffordshire Worcestershire Hereford, Berkshire Gloucestershire Wiltshire Monmouthshire, Somerset Dorset Hampshire.
£3,200