• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    LEAR, Edward (1812-88). Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania. London: R. Bentley, 1851. 8° (255 x 165mm), lithographed map and 20 tinted plates. (Some spotting, occasional light soiling). Original blue cloth gilt by Remnant and Edmonds with their ticket, green glazed endpapers (short tear at head of spine, cloth slightly darkened). Provenance: S.F. Widdrington (bookplate).

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    LEAR, Edward (1812-88). Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania. London: R. Bentley, 1851. 8° (255 x 165mm), lithographed map and 20 tinted plates. (Some spotting, occasional light soiling). Original blue cloth gilt by Remnant and Edmonds with their ticket, green glazed endpapers (short tear at head of spine, cloth slightly darkened). Provenance: S.F. Widdrington (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION. The endpapers in this copy are green, in common with the Abbey and Blackmer copies; variants, possibly later, are known with either cream or printed endpapers. The plates include views of Yenidje, Vodhena, Monastir, Akhridha, Tyrana, Kroia, Skodra, Durazzo, Berat, Khimara, and Avlona. Abbey Travel I, 45.


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