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

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 189

    LEWIS, John Frederick (1805-1876). Sketches and Drawings, of the Alhambra, made during a Residence in Granada, in the Years 1833-4. Drawn on Stone by J.D. Harding, R.J. Lane, A.R.A, W. Gauci & John F. Lewis. London: Hodgson Boys and Graves, [1835]. 2° (552 x 370mm). Lithographic title with vignette, dedication to Wellington with list of drawings on verso, and 25 tinted lithographs, heightened in white. (Variable but sometimes heavy spotting, one plate torn at margin.) Publisher's roan-backed cloth. A thorough survey of the Alhambra or 'Red Citadel' (al-qala al-hamra) at Granada, including human figures and animals. Abbey Travel I, 148; Lipperheide Jc 18; Palau 137225; RIBA 3941.

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    LEWIS, John Frederick (1805-1876). Sketches and Drawings, of the Alhambra, made during a Residence in Granada, in the Years 1833-4. Drawn on Stone by J.D. Harding, R.J. Lane, A.R.A, W. Gauci & John F. Lewis. London: Hodgson Boys and Graves, [1835]. 2° (552 x 370mm). Lithographic title with vignette, dedication to Wellington with list of drawings on verso, and 25 tinted lithographs, heightened in white. (Variable but sometimes heavy spotting, one plate torn at margin.) Publisher's roan-backed cloth. A thorough survey of the Alhambra or 'Red Citadel' (al-qala al-hamra) at Granada, including human figures and animals. Abbey Travel I, 148; Lipperheide Jc 18; Palau 137225; RIBA 3941.

    LEWIS, J.F. Lewis's Sketches of Spain & Spanish Character, made during his Tour in that Country, in the years 1833-4. Drawn on Stone from his original Sketches entirely by himself. London: F.G. Moon, and John Lewis, printed at C. Hullmandel's Lithographic Establishment, [1836]. 2° (548 x 361mm). Lithographic title with vignette, dedication to David Wilkie with plate list on verso, 25 tinted lithographs, heightened in white. (Persistent spotting, though more to margins than images.) Publisher's binding, uniform with the above. The plates show country people, smugglers, bull-fighters, friars, women in mantillas, and buildings, most in Andalucia (Granada, Seville, Sierra Nevada, Ronda, Gibraltar) four in other places (Madrid, Toledo, Segovia). Abbey Travel I, 409; Tooley 302.

    Lewis's tour of Spain actually started in the summer of 1832. Numerous watercolours based on his trip were exhibited at the Old Watercolour Society and the Royal Academy from 1833 to 1838, but the chief results of his tour were these two albums of lithographs (see ODNB); coloured versions of both were also available. (2)


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