3 June 2009
OTTLEY, William Young (1771-1836). Engravings of the Most Noble the Marquis of Stafford's Collection of Pictures in London ... with remarks .... The executive part under the management of Peltro William Tomkins. London: Bensley and Son for Longman [et. al.], 1818.
4 volumes in one, 2° (395 x 315mm). 291 engravings on 126 leaves by Tomkins and others, 13 numbered engraved plans. (Some spotting to plate margins, earlier part of text to vol. IV bound into vol. III.) Contemporary russia gilt, gilt edges (slight wear to one corner).
An uncoloured copy (ordinary issue). A few copies are known on large paper with the illustrations coloured and mounted on stiff card (published at the enormous price of £171 14s). The work was regarded as an artistic triumph but was not a success financially, and Tomkins had to bear great losses. Abbey Scenery 210; Lowndes III, p. 858.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
The Plantin Polyglot bible — offered on 11 July — makes an emotional homecoming to the Antwerp printing press where it was produced some 450 years ago
Marianne Ihlen inspired some of the Canadian poet and musician’s greatest work. A selection of his gifts to her are offered in Valuable Books & Manuscripts on 11 July
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea