9 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
WESTALL, William and Samuel OWEN. Picturesque Tour of the River Thames. London: by R. Ackermann, 1828.
4o (323 x 268 mm). Title and last leaf of text with hand-colored aquatint vignettes, engraved folding map and 24 fine hand-colored aquatint plates by R. G. Reeve and others after Westall and Owen. (Some very light offsetting restricted to small areas from text onto plates.) Modern blue half morocco gilt, gilt edges, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
FIRST EDITION. "A work undertaken to combine delineations and descriptions... of the most picturesque points in the scenery of this first of British Rivers - of the most remarkable objects which adorn its banks - of the most magnificent edifices..." (The author). Abbey Scenery 435; Tooley 503.
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