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    Sale 7725

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 185

    GIRAULT DE PRANGEY, Joseph Philibert (1804-1892). Monuments Arabes et Moresques de Cordoue, Séville et Grenade, dessinés et mesurés en 1832 et 1833 [half-title]. Mosquée de Cordoue, Giralda et Alcazar de Séville: vués générales, intérieurs, détails, coupes et plans de ces monuments [title on wrapper]. Paris: Veith et Hauser, [1836]-1839.

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    GIRAULT DE PRANGEY, Joseph Philibert (1804-1892). Monuments Arabes et Moresques de Cordoue, Séville et Grenade, dessinés et mesurés en 1832 et 1833 [half-title]. Mosquée de Cordoue, Giralda et Alcazar de Séville: vués générales, intérieurs, détails, coupes et plans de ces monuments [title on wrapper]. Paris: Veith et Hauser, [1836]-1839.

    3 parts in 2 volumes, 2° (515 x 380mm; 567 x 418mm). Part 1: lithographic title ['Mosquée de Cordoue'], 8 lithographs, one leaf of text with lithographic borders. Part II: lithographic title ['La Giralda et Alcazar de Séville'], 6 lithographs, one leaf of text with lithographic borders, one leaf plate list to both parts. Part III: lithographic title ['Souvenirs de Grenade et de L'Alhambra'], 5ll. text with lithographic borders and vignette, one leaf plate list, 30 lithographs, the last double-page. (Some spotting, generally light, but stronger on plates 1, 9 and 10 and text of pt. 3.) Parts 1-2: uncut in original printed wrapper, backed in cloth. Part 3: publisher's green morocco gilt, gilt edges (lightly rubbed, corners bumped).

    AN IMPRESSIVE SERIAL PUBLICATION ON THE ARABIAN ANTIQUITIES OF SPAIN, also available hand-coloured, showing external and internal views, architectural details and ornaments, with a plan of the Alhambra. Part titles and the numbered plates are signed as drawn by Girault de Prangey (Granada 18, 26 as painted by him) but for Cordoba 1, after Asselineau, and Granada 27, after Bayot and Sabatier. RIBA 1219. (2)


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