• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- CARTER, John (1746-1817). The ancient architecture of England... a new and improved edition ... by John Britton. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1837. 2 parts in one, 2° ( 497 x 314mm). 2 engraved part titles and 106 engraved plates. (Variable spotting.) Contemporary half purple morocco (extremities lightly rubbed).

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    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- CARTER, John (1746-1817). The ancient architecture of England... a new and improved edition ... by John Britton. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1837. 2 parts in one, 2° ( 497 x 314mm). 2 engraved part titles and 106 engraved plates. (Variable spotting.) Contemporary half purple morocco (extremities lightly rubbed).

    SHAW, Henry (1800-1873). The history and antiquities of the chapel at Luton Park. London: J. Carpenter & Son, 1829. 2° ( 562 x 367mm). Engraved title-page, engraved arms of Bute to dedication leaf, and 19 engraved plates, some labelled 'proof'. (Variable spotting, heavier to title and a few plates.) Original purple morocco-backed boards (lightly rubbed and bumped). RIBA 2988.

    RICHARDSON, Charles James (1806-1871). Architectural remains of the reigns of Elizabeth and James I. [London:] for the author, [1838-]1840. 2 parts in one vol., large 2° (270 x 389mm). 4 original lithographic part decorative wrappers, 29 lithographic plates on 25 sheets, 18 tinted. (Variable light spotting throughout, one plate heavily affected, another heavily browned, repair to dedication.) Unbound in modern cloth portfolio. Abbey Life 53; RIBA 2748.

    CAVELER, William. Select specimens of Gothic architecture. London: M. Taylor, 1839. 4° (294 x 234mm). Additional engraved title-page and 79 [i.e. 73] plates, 6 double page, pl. 24 printed in bistre. (Variable light spotting throughout, slightly heavier towards end.) Contemporary red half morocco (lightly rubbed). SECOND EDITION, reorganised chronologically. RIBA 588.

    SMITH, John Thomas (1766-1833). Antiquities of Westminster; the old Palace; St. Stephen's Chapel (now the House of Commons), &c. London: J.T. Smith, 1807[-1809]. 2 parts in one, 4° (332 x 269mm). Engraved title to second part with hand-coloured arms, 98 engraved plates (only, of 100), 18 hand-coloured. (Occasional extremely light spotting.) Contemporary russia gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, joints just starting to crack, covers lightly scuffed). FIRST EDITION OF SMITH'S 'MASTERPIECE'. Abbey Scenery 210; Adams 98; RIBA 3079 & 3080. (5)


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