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Captain Basil Hall, R.N. 
Book cover for Captain Basil Hall "Forty Etchings From Sketches Made With The Camera Lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828" (Edinburgh: Cadell & Co., London: Simpkin & Marshall, and Moon, Boys, & Graves, 1829) 
Book cover 
13 x 10 ins 
Archive Farms 
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First Edition, ii.[1], plus 40 illustrations on 20 plates and 20p. of descriptive text, folding colour frontis map, in the original publisher's boards, with the title repeated on the upper cover and publisher's ad on the bottom board, expertly rebacked, uncut, The etchings were prepared from "sketches [made with the] Camera Lucida, an instrument invented by the late Dr. Wollaston". cf. Spendlove, p48. The views are of particular value and interest because of the character of truth preserved by the mechanical accuracy of the Camera Lucida. - The view included Niagara (5); Bridge Lake Cayuga; Buffalo on Lake Erie; River Niagara; Village of Rochester; Mt Holyoke in Mass.; Great Eire Canal; Canadian Voyageurs of Captain Franklin's Canoe; Mississauga Indians in Canada; St Lawrence below Quebec; Peterborough, U.C.; Rice fields in South Carolina; Two Slave drivers; Riceborough in Georgia; American Forest on Fire; Mississippi at New Orleans; Steam-Boat on the Mississippi; Banks of the Missouri; American Stage-Coach; etc 

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