Armitt Library : A1204.23
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Print, engraving, View from Helvellyn, looking East,
Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by George Tattersall,
engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co,
Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.68 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
VIEW FROM HELVELLYN. / looking East.
caption: printed p.68
... VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT OF HELVELLYN. II. LOOKING EAST. / 1. Matterdale, Westmoreland. / 2. Martindale, Westmoreland. / 3. Dodd Fell, Cumberland. / 4. High Row, Cumberland. / 5. Stybarrow Crag, Westmorel. / 6. Ullswater. / 7. Swarth Fell, Westmoreland. / 8. Kidsay Pike, Cumberland. / 9. Harter Fell, Westmoreland. / 10. Cross Fell, Westmoreland. / 11. Beck Fell, Westmoreland. / 12. Thrang Crag, Westmoreland. / 13. Place Fell, Westmoreland. / 14. Glenridding, Westmoreland. / 15. Gowbarrow Parks, Cumberland. / 16. Black Coomb, Cumberland. / 17. Swirrel Edge, Westmorel. / 18. Red Tarn, Westmoreland. / 19. Striding Edge, Westmorel.
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Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
A map and the prints are recorded separately (the plate of Loweswater, listed to be opposite p.84, is the frontispiece).
The author has drawn his own pictures, and explains, in the preface:-
'... "Without a pencil," says Mr. West, a clever and observant traveller, "nothing is to be described with precision; and even then, that pencil ought to be in the very hand of the writer, ready to supply with outlines every thing that his pen cannot express by words." True; but in my humble opinion, for the purposes of description, with reference to the pointing out of a scene to which the beholder is a perfect stranger, all the powers of language will fall short of a faithful effort of the pencil. Such was the conviction of my own experience as a stranger; and in the results of that conviction will be found my second novelty, of execution.'
'Here are my main stays; here my chief hopes of support. Fail these, I go the way of all dismissed and superannuated Guides.'
'The method which I have endeavoured to pursue in the following pages, is that of introducing the reader to those "faor scenes," of which the drawings, by their references, must then explain the component features. ...'
inscription:- : embossed: spine: gold on red on a patch: THE / LAKES / OF / ENGLAND inscription:- : printed: title page: illustrated with a traveller and his horse by Elterwater: THE / LAKES / OF / ENGLAND / C. Hancock W. Giller. / 15, APRIL 1836. // LONDON, / PUBLISHED BY SHERWOOD & Co. PATERNOSTER ROW. inscription:- : printed: head of text, p.1:: TABLETS / OF / AN ITINERANT, / &c. &c. / ... inscription:- : printed: divisional title page, p.127:: AN / ITINERARY / OF THE / SEVERAL ROADS, TOWNS, VILLAGES, AND OTHER / OBJECTS WORTHY OF NOTICE, / NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRECEEDING CHAPTERS. / 1836. inscription:- colophon: printed: p.166:: WILSON & SON, PRINTERS, 7, SKINNER-STREET, LONDON.
Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall,
published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about
The book includes a map and plates, drawn by the author, engraved by W F Topham..
18 of the plates were reproduced in The Lakes of England, by W F Topham, published 1869.