• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. DALRYMPLE, Sir John, (1726-1810). Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. London and Edinburgh: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell and A. Kincaid, J. Bell, and J. Balfour, 1771.

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    [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. DALRYMPLE, Sir John, (1726-1810). Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. London and Edinburgh: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell and A. Kincaid, J. Bell, and J. Balfour, 1771.

    4o (280 x 205 mm). Contemporary morocco gilt, covers with elaborate gilt-tooled border, all edges gilt, concealing a FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING in minute detail of Limerick and the River Shannon as seen from Limerick Castle (rebacked). Provenance: Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831) of Syston Park (armorial bookplate). Second edition.


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