Print: Baxter CL 29 Turn of the Monsoon AND CL 30 A Bird of Spring, printed and used exclusively in Spring by Robert Mudie.
The frontispiece represents the beginning of the north-west monsoon in Southern Africa, underneath is "Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter (Patentee), 3, Charterhouse Square and below that is "From a painting by W. Westall, A.R.A.,"
Size (cm ht x w): 16.7 x 10.4 (page)
State: In book as published
Condition: The prints are very good, paler than some other Baxters in this series but this appears to be the standard for this print. They are obviously technically pristine as they have remained in the book, unaffected by light, for the last 180 years. Internally the book is very clean and solid, in fact it must be ‘unread’ as a number of pages are still joined at the top edge from new and never been opened. There is a small 0.5 cm tear to the left side of the frontis page. Externally the binding is solid but faded. It has been re-spined using the original spine, complementary paper slips have been used to re-enforce the inner hinges. Solid book at a bargain price