1820. London: Taylor, 1820 (but later?).
Folio, 16 x 12 1/2 inches (32 x 41 cm.). (2) pp., 16 text leaves, plus 26 colored aquatints. Later green limp wrappers, internally in good condition. Plates without discernible watermarks. Bookplate of William Ingraham Kip.
§ First edition (reprinted in 1844). Copy owned by by William Ingraham Kip (1811-93), first Episcopal Bishop of California, with bookplate. Shapero notes of his copy: "There is little information about Dubourg; the dates of his birth and death are unknown, and even his first name is not well attested. He is known to have contributed coloured aquatints to Thomas Williamson, The European in India (London, 1813) and to J. F. Dove, A Picture of St Petersburg (London, 1815), as well as two plates (after drawings by Pugin) to Edward Wedlake Brayley, Illustrations of Her Majesty's Palace at Brighton (London, 1838) and the engravings for Barbara Anne Townshend's delightfully named "Sibyl-Leaves, or, Drawing Room Scraps..." Views in Rome seems to be the first book that the artist produced entirely on his own; it consists of 26 aquatints engraved by Dubourg 'with a Descriptive and Historical Account of Each Subject.' Abbey 181. Tooley 188. Item #124604