Engravings from Finden’s Watering Places, 1839

These three spectacular engravings of Hastings, Sidmouth and Tynemouth come from Finden’s Watering Places volumes I and II, which seem to have been published originally in 1839.

The shots were sent to my by my friend Lis, who tells me she’ll show me her copies of the books some time.

Amazingly, Finden’s volume 1 is available in paperback!

EW Cooke’s Fifty Plates of Shipping and Craft, published in 1829

Fifty plates of shipping and craft , a collection of drawings by EW Cooke, 1811-80. They were published in 1829, when he was just 18…

Read about him here.

As Arthur Percival points out (comments below – thanks Arthur) there’s a relatively recent biography, if you’re interested and have a few bob to hand.