3 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 2,875
HARDING, James Duffield (1798-1863). Sketches at home and abroad. London: Charles Tilt, .
2° ( 548 x 370mm). Tinted lithographic title, lithographic dedication, publisher's advertising slip bound after dedication. 58 tinted lithographic plates on 50 sheets. (Variable spotting, sometimes heavy, particularly to title and dedication.) Original publisher's half green morocco over purple patterned cloth-covered boards (extremities lightly rubbed).
A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF THE LITHOGRAPH (Abbey). 'This topographical album represents an important technological break-through ... being the first to demonstrate Hulmandel's discovery of a new method of producing a variety of tone and highlights, a technique which ... was widely imitated' (RIBA). Abbey Travel 29; Cremonini 126; RIBA 1465.
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