3 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
MILLINGEN, James (1774-1845). Peintures Antiques de Vases Grecs de la collection de Sir John Coghill. Rome: Romanis, 1817.
2° (530 x 365mm). With the half-title and index. 52 engraved plates, two of these double-page. (Some mostly marginal spotting.) Contemporary russia, sides with frame in gilt and blind, sprinkled edges.
FIRST EDITION of a luxurious publication, in a handsome contemporary binding. When the Coghill collection was dispersed soon after publication of this book, a number of the vases passed into the hands of Thomas Hope and Richard Payne Knight. Blackmer 1134; Brunet III, 1723.
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