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Book Description

FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to. (13.8 x 9.8 inches). Illustrated with 12 fine hand coloured lithographs, engraved by de Villain. A complete copy with the 12 plates and printed brown paper front wrapper and plain rear one mounted onto tabs and bound in a late 20th century half dark red cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Marbled paper on boards. Plain off-white endpapers. A previous owner's small attractive colour printed bookplate on front pastedown. Some spotting to the leaves but mainly in the plain margins. Overall a very good copy of this scarce and attractive work. --------- Starting with the Artist's rough crossing of the Channel and stage coach from Dover, The London scenes include Pall-Mall, Westminster Abbey, A Horse race, Boxing match, and Boat race.
Dealer Notes
The sketches for this work were drawn during Lami's first visit to England in 1826. '.... a set of a dozen delicately hand coloured lithographs. These were intended as a memento for for tourists from the Continent of their trip to London, illustrating the journey, the sights, and typical Anglo-Saxon diversions.' -- Bernard Adams: London illustrated. 1604 - 1851. No. 237. --- Gordon N. Ray: The At of the French Illustrated Book. 1700 to 1914. No. 138.
Author LAMI. EUGENE.
Date 1826
Publisher Lami Denozan. Paris.
Illustrator LAMI. EUGENE.

Price: £3500.00

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