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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 261

    BRADFORD, William (ca 1779-1857). Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, Made during the Campaign, and on the Route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809. London: John Booth, by Howlett and Brimmer, [1813].

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    BRADFORD, William (ca 1779-1857). Sketches of the Country, Character, and Costume, in Portugal and Spain, Made during the Campaign, and on the Route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809. London: John Booth, by Howlett and Brimmer, [1813].

    2 parts in one volume, 2o (362 x 264 mm). 52 hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Clark after Bradford and H. Michel. (Some offsetting of plates onto text.) Contemporary maroon straight-grained morocco, wide borders of 15 gilt fillets, broad stylized flower and leaf roll, blind fillet, broad palm frond roll, central gilt cartouche of leaves and flowers, spine in seven compartments, gilt-lettered in one, the others elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt (front cover detached, extremities scuffed).

    FIRST EDITION, third issue, with the title-page in English and French. With all plates called for in the List of Plates. Abbey Travel 137; Tooley 109.


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