3 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
KRAZEISEN, Carl (1794-1878). Bildnisse augezeichneter Griechen und Philhellenen. Munich: for the author, 1828-1831.
7 parts, 2° (572 x 425mm). 26 (of 28) lithographs, engraved map of the Athens region printed on the inside back cover of the last part wrapper. (Lacking the view of Bourdzi and that of the frigate Hellas, variable spotting, occasional wear to deckle edges.) Loose as issued in all the original blue printed wrappers (occasional wear at the extremities, occasional spotting).
FIRST EDITION. AMONG THE BEST-KNOWN PORTRAITS OF THE HEROES OF THE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. A TALL, UNCUT SET IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Krazeisen's original drawings are now in the National Gallery, Athens. With a printed notice loosely inserted in part six accounting for the expected delay in the publication of the final part. Blackmer 926; Lipperheide Kc9. (7)
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