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BOYS, Thomas Shotter (1803-1874). Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen, etc. London: by the author, [1839].
BOYS, Thomas Shotter (1803-1874). Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen, etc. London: by the author, [1839].

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BOYS, Thomas Shotter (1803-1874). Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen, etc. London: by the author, [1839].

2o (516 x 364 mm). Lithographic dedication, one-leaf letterpress text. Chromolithographic title and 25 plates printed in colors by Charles Hullmandel. Original publisher's presentation half red morocco, the upper cover with a panel of red silk with a central red morocco label gilt (rebacked, some light wear). Provenance: acquired from Bergquist, 1991.

FIRST EDITION: 'MARKING AN IMPORTANT POINT IN THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COLOUR PRINTING' (RIBA I p.196). "A very beautiful book...Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and technical mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great, and often under-estimated, technical andartistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring, on which the unique effect of the book depends (Abbey Travel 33, with a note that binding is presentation). RIBA 353; Tooley 105.

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