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Sicilian Scenery

William Light

Editorial: Martin and Rodwell, London, 1823
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Sicilian Scenery from Drawings by P. De Wint. The Original Sketches of Major Light LIGHT, William] (Adelaide, SA, Australia) Bookseller Rating: : London, Rodwell & Martin, 1823, 1823.Tall well margined Quarto, unpaginated but comprising a frontispiece vignette ('Sicilian Cottage'), an engraved title page with a vignette ('Crater of Mount Etna'; verso blank), 60 full-page plates (versos blank), each with a leaf of descriptive text (English on one side, the French translation on the verso) and a tissue-guard, and 3 index pages. Contemporary full black morocco extensively gilt- and blind-decorated, all edges gilt; leather a little rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners; minimal foxing and some offsetting (confined mainly to the tissue-guards); an excellent copy with the ownership signatures of J. Woodhouse (Brasenose College, 1839) and E. Angas Johnson on the front endpaper. William Light (1786-1839), soldier and artist. His original sketches of Sicily were augmented by De Wint and then engraved on aquatint. with the original tissue guards, upper margin of some leaves light stains, not affecting plates, the engravings are clean and quite vivid under their original protection. Note the binding is 19th century and period, there is rubbing and chipping minor to binding and the binding is slightly cocked, else vg. Scenes from Italian life vividly drawn, gilt raised bands on spine, superb Italian stone marbled boards and endsheets period. Size: 4to. N° de ref. de la librería 1000321

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Título: Sicilian Scenery

Editorial: Martin and Rodwell, London

Año de publicación: 1823

Encuadernación: 3/4 Morocco

Ilustrador: P. De Wint and Wm. Light

Condición del libro: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition.

Tipo de libro: Private Press

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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