Record number 06/3012
TitleModern Athens! Displayed In A Series Of Views: Or Edinburgh In The Nineteenth Century: Exhibiting The Whole Of The New Buildings, Modern Improvements, Antiquities, And Picturesque Scenery, Of The Scottish Metropolis And Its Environs, From Original Drawings, By Mr. Thomas H. Shepherd. With Historical, Topographical, And Critical Illustrations.
ImprintLondon:: Published By Jones & Co. Temple Of The Muses, Finsbury Square., 1829. (-1831)
Physical Description[2], vi, 88, [84] p., add. engr., [88] leaves of plates (each carrying 2 or 3 prints); 269 mm. (Folio.)
Physical Description Note[Add., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - List Of Engravings - [Paginated text with pl.] - [Unpaginated text with pl.] - List Of Engravings Of Noblemen And Gentlemen's Seats.
Summary NoteA note at the foot of the List Of Engravings states, 'A Sequel, intended to bind with this Work, is now publishing, as "Scotland Illustrated;" comprising interesting and beautiful Views of the Castles, Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats, Romantic and Picturesque Scenery, &c.' The present work has this sequel bound in (it comprises 40 leaves of plates and 84 pages of text). The publication-date of 1829 is that given on the title-page and on the added engraved title-plate; but the plates carry various dates between 1829 and 1831.

The title-page carries a wood-engraving showing the Scottish regalia.

Many of Shepherd's drawings for Modern Athens are preserved at the British Museum.
Responsibility NoteMost plates in the part on Edinburgh are signed as drawn by Tho. H. Shepherd; most in the part on 'Scotland Illustrated' are signed as drawn by J.P. Neale, one by S. Lacey, one by H. Gastineau. Most plates are signed by engravers - W. Wallis, T. Berber, W.H. Lizars, T. Higham, J. Henshall, J. Rolph, W. Tombleson, S. Lacey, James B. Allen, A. Cruse, W. Watlins, J. Hinchliff, A. McClatchie, J. Redaway, W.H. Bond (or H.W. Bond), E. Stalker, J. Johnstone, W. Radcliffe (or Radclyffe), A. Fox, Letitia Byrne, E. Byrne, E.I. Roberts, R. Acon, F.R. Hay, W. Deeble, T.H. Shepherd, W. Faithorn, H. Adlard, T. Goode, J.C. Varrall, J. Rogers, J. Garner, H. Jerden, J. Greig, S. Fisher.

Almost all plates carry the publishers' imprint of Jones and Company and the date of publication.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by T.H. Shepherd and engraved by Mary Byfield.

The printer is named on the title-page verso: 'J. Haddon, Printer, Castle Street, Finsbury.'

The work is dedicated by John Britton to Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
SubjectLandscapes (environments) - Architecture - Cities - Country houses - Great Britain - Scotland - Edinburgh - History
Drawings - Landscapes (representations) - Great Britian - 19th century - Picturesque, the
Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReproductionsA facsimile under the title Shepherd's Edinburgh was published in 1980 (Newtongrange: Lang Syne).
ReferencesRIBA, Early printed, 4 (2001), no. 2999, p.1848-9; M. Holloway, Steel engravings in nineteenth-century British topographical books: a bibliography (1977), p.150-152.

M. Andrews, The search for the picturesque (1989).
Binding Note19th-century half brown morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Scotland Illustrated'.
ProvenanceFront loose endpaper inscribed in pencil, 'Casson Bequest 2/01'.
Variant TitleScotland Illustrated
Contributors Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer, 1793 - 1864, draughtsman, engraver
Scott, Walter, Bt., 1771 - 1832, dedicatee
Britton, John, 1771 - 1857
Haddon, John, fl. 1808 - 1858, printer
Neale, John Preston, 1771 - 1847, draughtsman
Casson, Hugh, P.R.A., 1910 - 1999, previous owner, donor
Gastineau, Henry, ca. 1791 - 1876, draughtsman
Wallis, William, 1796 - ca. 1829?, engraver
Barber, Thomas, 1768 - 1843, engraver
Lizars, William Home, 1788 - 1859, engraver
Higham, Thomas, 1795 - 1844, engraver
Henshall, J., fl. ca. 1821 - 1850?, engraver
Rolph, John A., fl. 1821 - 1838, engraver
Tombleson, J., fl. ca. 1821 - 1829?
Lacey, Samuel, 1787 - 1859, draughtsman, engraver
Allen, James Baylis, 1803 - 1876, engraver
Cruse, A., fl. 1829 - 1838, engraver
Watkins, W., fl. ca. 1829?, engraver
Hinchliff, J.J., 1805 - 1875, engraver
McClatchie, A., fl. ca. 1828 - 1835?, engraver
Redaway, James C., fl. 1818 - 1857, engraver
Bond, W. H., fl. 1827 - 1849, engraver
Stalker, Ebenezer, fl. 1801 - 1833, engraver
Johnstone, James, fl. ca. 1829 - 1880, engraver
Radclyffe, William, 1783 - 1855, engraver
Fox, Alfred, fl. ca. 1820 - 1830, engraver
Byrne, Letitia, 1779 - 1849, engraver
Byrne, Elizabeth, fl. 1808 - 1849, engraver
Roberts, Edward John, 1793 - 1865, engraver
Acon, Robert, fl. 1818 - 1850, engraver
Hay, Frederick Rudolph, 1784 -, engraver
Deeble, William, fl. 18111853, engraver
Faithorn, W., fl. ca. 1829 - 1831?, engraver
Adlard, Henry, fl. 1825 - 1877, engraver
Goode, T., fl. ca. 1829 - 1831?, engraver
Varrall, John Charles, 1795 - 1855, engraver
Rogers, John, fl. 1808 - 1888, engraver
Garner, J., fl. ca. 1829 - 1833?, engraver
Jerden, H., fl. ca. 1829?, engraver
Greig, John, fl. 1803 - 1853, engraver
Fisher, Samuel, fl. 1830 - 1855, engraver
Byfield, Mary, 1795 - 1871, engraver
Jones and Company (London). publisher
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