London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
BARNARD, George (1807-90). The Brunnens of Nassau and the River Lahn. London: Thomas McLean, . Broadsheet 2° (544 x 370mm). Lithographic title, calligraphic dedication leaf, tinted plate list with scenic vignettes, and 28 tinted lithographic views of spa towns. Letterpress prospectus listing plates, loosely inserted. (Variable spotting heavier in about 12 plates.) Publisher's brown morocco-backed ribbed cloth, tooled in gilt on front cover and spine (gutta perca perished, corner bumped).
Barnard delineates the fashionable German spa towns of Wiesbaden, Ems Schwalbach, Schlangenbad, and charming towns along the Lahn. Abbey Travel, 120.
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