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Scenes From The Snow-Fields: Being Illustrations Of The Upper Ice-World Of Mont Blanc, From Sketches Made On The Spot In The Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; With Historical And Descriptive Remarks, And A Comparison Of The Chamonix And St. Gervais Routes. By Edmund T. Coleman. [Epigraph] The Views Lithographed And Printed In Colours By Vincent Brooks.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts., 1859.

Physical Description

viii, 47, [1] p., 12 pl.; 552 mm. (Folio.)


[T.p., dedic.] - List Of Plates; Erratum - Preface - Introduction - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates except no. 11 are signed as drawn by E.T. Coleman and lithographed by Vincent Brooks.

The lithographic printer and the text printer are named in the colophon: 'John Edward Taylor, Printer, Little Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Vincent Brooks, Lithographer, King Street, Covent Garden.'

The work is dedicated by the Author to John Ruskin.


Travel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library Of J.R. Abbey ... A Bibliographical Catalogue Volume I (repr. 1991), no. 68, p.64-5.


Donated in 1860. On the front pastedown has been tipped in an autograph, signed letter, reading, '38 Howland St Fitzroy Sqre. W. 12th. Jany. 1860 Sir The work herewith sent is an attempt to illustrate the snow fields of the Alps the first I believe ever undertaken by an artist. As an old student of the Royal Academy I am not unmindful of the benefits I derived during the period of my study. I therefore beg to be permitted to present the above work as a slight testimony of my gratitude. I remn Sir Your obedt servt Edmd. T. Coleman J.P. Knight Esqre R.A. Secy. Royal Academy -'.

Copy Note

The back pastedown carries the binder's ticket, reading, 'Bound By Westleys & Co. London.'

Binding Note

19th-century green cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers decorated in blind, upper cover lettered 'Scenes From The Snow-Fields. - E.T. Coleman.'

Name as Subject


Snow - Mountains - Mountaineering - Landscapes (environments) - France - Blanc, Mont (France and Italy) - History - 19th century
Sketches - 19th century
Landscapes (representations) - Views - Travel sketches - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - Great Britain - 19th century


Edmund Thomas Coleman, source artist, draughtsman, previous owner, donor
Vincent Brooks, lithographer, lithographic printer
John Ruskin, dedicatee
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, publisher
Westleys and Company (London), binder