3 June 2009
BOYS, Thomas Shotter (1803-1874). Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen, etc. London: by the author, .
2° (534 x 365mm). Lithographic dedication, 6pp. letterpress text. Chromolithographic title and 25 plates. (Variable spotting throughout, sometimes heavy, text leaves and several plates with light soiling and fraying at edges.) Original publisher's (?presentation) half red morocco, the upper cover with a panel of red silk with a central red morocco label gilt (covers lightly soiled, extremities rubbed, the whole loose).
FIRST EDITION 'MARKING AN IMPORTANT POINT IN THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COLOUR PRINTING' (RIBA I p.196). Abbey Travel 33 (with a note that binding is presentation); RIBA 353; Tooley 105.
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