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    Sale 7725

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

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    PROUT, Samuel (1783-1852). Sketches in France, Switzerland and Italy. London: Hodgson & Graves, [1839].

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    PROUT, Samuel (1783-1852). Sketches in France, Switzerland and Italy. London: Hodgson & Graves, [1839].

    2° (551 x 372mm) Tinted lithographic title, Abbey's variant without date but with additon of 'Her Majesty's Printsellers & Publishers', lithographic dedication with list of plates to verso, 25 tinted lithographic plates. 4pp. of publisher's advertisements at end. (Occasional light spotting, textblock cracked, but the whole still sound.) Original publisher's blue morocco-backed moire cloth-covered boards, lettered to upper cover (extremities lightly rubbed).

    'Samuel Prout was one of the most prolific and accomplished early exponents of the art of lithography' (RIBA p. 1559). Abbey Travel 34; RIBA 2638.


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