3 June 2009
GAIL, Wilhelm (1804-1890). Erinnerungen aus Spanien ... Skizzen aus dem Leben in den Provinzen Catalonien, Valencia, Andalusien, Granada und Castilien. Munich: Literarisch-Artistische Anstalt, [c. 1837].
2° (472 x 349mm). Lithographic dedication to Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia and 28 (of 30) plates on india paper, mounted, numbered 1-15, 17-19 and 1-10, 5 lithographic illustrations, all after Gail. (Lacks 2 plates and final leaf of text, plates 12-15 stained at margins with small segments torn away, 17 and 18 with light creasemark, occasional short tears, spotting mainly affecting title and bull-fighting plates.) Unbound in original grey wrapper, front cover with lithographic title enclosed by arabic inscriptions.
Though a defective copy, one with larger unbound sheets than the previous example. Lipperheide Jc22; Palau 96533; Rümann 479.
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