Downing, A. J.
George P. Putnam, ( 1853), New-York
8vo, 23 cm. lxxi, 557 pp. b/w plates and line ills.
First edition of Downing’s last book, published posthumously. “Edited with a Memoir of the Author, by George William Curtis, and A Letter to His Friends, by Frederika Bremer.” With the bookplate and signature of William J. Rotch, third in the line of this prominent whaling family. In 1845 Rotch built a Gothic Revival “cottage” in New Bedford, very much in line with Downing’s aesthetics. This book is a more modest demonstration of that link, and of Downing’s influence. Scattered foxing, Spine and top edge sunned. Good condition.