London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
WELLESLEY, Henry, 1st Baron Cowley (1773-1847). Characters in the Grand Fancy Ball given by the British Ambassador Sir Henry Wellesley at Vienna, at the conclusion of the carnival 1826. London: R. Ackermann, 1828. 4° (229 x 180mm). Half-title, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 12 plates. (Lightly spotted, light marginal thumb-soiling). Recent purple half morocco. Second edition.
[GRIMALDI, Stacey (1790-1863)]. A Suit of Armour for Youth. London: by the Proprietor, 1824. 12° (182 x 105mm). Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 11 plates, each with a fold-up flap revealing a hand-coloured engraved scene. (Lower margin of frontispiece rubbed, lightly and evenly browned throughout). Contemporary calf gilt by R. Wallis, gilt edges (front joint cracked at head of spine, lightly rubbed). (2)
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