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JONES, Owen, (1809-74) and GOURY, Jules. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra.... London: Published for Owen Jones, 1842-45.
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JONES, Owen, (1809-74) and GOURY, Jules. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra.... London: Published for Owen Jones, 1842-45.

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JONES, Owen, (1809-74) and GOURY, Jules. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra.... London: Published for Owen Jones, 1842-45.

2 volumes, 2o. Profusion of chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards (some light rubbing).

FIRST EDITION. Jones' Grand Tour, which included Constantinople and Cairo, sparked his fascination with Islamic buildings. In 1834 he and the young French architect Jules Goury visited Granada and the Alhambra. After Goury sudden death, Jones visited the Alhambra again in 1837. The printing of the sketches of these two trips especially the need of the flat, opaque and accurate color schemes to reproduce the decorative motifs, led Jones to set up his own chromolithographic press in the Adelphi with the help of Day and Haghe. Abbey Travel, 156. (2)
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