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New York
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NY 10021
Contact Donald Heald
Telephone +1 212 744 3505
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Specialists Colour Plate Books, Illustrated Books, Natural History, Voyages & Travel, Americana, Maps & Atlases, Ornithology, Botany, Native Americans, Cartography, Decorative & Sporting Prints
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BEAUCLERK, Lord Charles (1813-1861)

Lithographic Views of Military Operations in Canada under His Excellency Sir John Colborne ... during the late insurrection. From sketches by Lord Charles Beauclerk, Captain Royal Regiment. , London: printed by Samuel Bentley, published by A. Flint, 1840.

Folio (14 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches). Lithographic map, 6 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates after Lord Beauclerk, drawn on stone by N. Hartnell. Expertly bound to style in half blue straight-grained morocco, with early blue sugar-paper-covered boards, gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt.

A rare color plate book, containing "the most comprehensive set of prints dealing with the Papineau Rebellion in Lower Canada" (Spendlove).

There is an immediacy about this set of prints that is particularly compelling: Lord Beauclerk, the third son of the Duke of St. Albans, was an eye-witness to the events described, serving as an officer in the British army, and made on-the-spot sketches from which the images were drawn on stone by Hartnell. "The most valued account of the Rebellion of 1837 is the set of seven ... lithographs after sketches made by ... Beauclerk ... The views are attractive in both coloring and composition, and depict various actions in November and December 1837" (Mary Allodi, "Prints and Early Illustration"' in The Book of Canadian Antiques p.304).

Bibliography
Gagnon II, 124; Lande 1559; Sabin 4164; Spendlove p.85; TPL 2037
£8,400