Samuel Rogers and William Gilpin: Their Friendship and Correspondence.
The tours of William Gilpin [1724-1804] established the aesthetic standard for a generation, and the theory of the Picturesque. Rogers [1763-1855] followed Gilpin's recipe for touring, and recorded his views in accordance with the fashion Gilpin had established. In 1792, their paths crossed. The correspondence that followed reveals their relationship and Gilpin's influence on Rogers' own picturesque ideals. Includes historical context, illustrations by both men, Rogers' poetry referred to in the correspondence, and extensive notes. VG 1st ed. OUP for U of Glasgow. 1959. Hb, dj. USED. $30.00