Publisher London R. Pollard & Sons, Jon. Watson, 1819-1823
Seller ID 006115
Elephantine folio. 50 by 37.5 cm. Six hand-colored aquatint plates by and after Pollard. Plates, with small size variations, are tipped into the album. James Pollard, son of painter Robert Pollard, was the supreme depicter of coaching scenes. The plates: "Cottagers Hospitality to Travellers, or the Coach Broke Down", dated March 1819, "Stage Coach Passengers at Breakfast", also dated March 1819, "Patent Stage Coach", June 1819, "Stage Coach", November 1822, "Tandem", 1823, and "Four in Hand", 1823. Only the last four depict coaching directly, although the coach can be espied through the window of the second. Condition: some marginal spotting or soiling. Plates overall attractive and well-preserved. The modern quarter brown morocco binding and slipcase have no issues. Leather title label on front board.