Picturesque views on the River Exe

Tiverton: For J. Chaplin by T. Parkhouse (1819) 32 p., [7] leaves of plates

Prepared by Michael Steer

This rare book was recently on sale at Christie's (2011) at an estimate of between £400-£600. The River Exe is Devon's main river and runs directly through Tiverton. Its name is derived from the Celtic word for "water". The Exe was extremely important in the development of Tiverton as a town, as water power was vital for the towns booming wool industry. With its source at Simonsbath on Exmoor, winding its way through the Devon countryside and towns, among them the capital Exeter and Tiverton and ending up at Exmouth, the river Exe takes in and lends to some breathtaking scenery. This rare and much sought-after book was produced digitally from a copy in the Bodleian Library collection and can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Alfred the Great 5
Blanchard, Jacques 13
Blundell, Peter Esq 10
Both 13
Brueghel 13
Carew, Bampfylde Moore 26
Carew, Sir Henry 9, 30
Carew, Sir Thomas 8, 25-6
Carew, Sir William 25
Carnarvon, Earl of 3
Cosway, Mr. RA 12, 16, 20
Courtenay, Princess Catherine 21-2
Courtenay family 8-9, 25
Courtenay, Lord 2
Courtenay, Sir Philip 25
Courtenay, William 8
Cuyp 13
Devon, Countess of 21
Devon, Earl of 8
Dickenson, B Esq 12-3
Dunsford, Captain 14, 17
Duntze, Sir John 12
Edward IV 8, 21
Fairfax, General Thomas 9
Fitzhugh, Mr 14
Ford, Abbot of 22
Giorgeone 13
Grenwaye, Joan 23
Grenwaye, John 22-3
Griffier 13
Hay, J Esq 17
Haydon 17
Henry I 8
Henry VII 8
Henry VIII 25
James IV 26
Kiddell 10-1
Lane, Elizabeth 23
Lane, Mr John 23
Montague, Abbot of 22
Northcote 17
Polwhele 14
Prince 29
Redvers, Richard de 8
Reeves 11
Repariis, Richard de 8
Risdon 22
Ruebens 13
Reynolds, Sir Joshua 12, 16
Rivers, Richard de 8
Ryder, Hon Richard 14
Skrine 14
Stedman, Colonel 26
Talbot family 9
Titian 13
Torbay, Abbot of 22