London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM FOYLE
DAVENPORT, W. Historical Portraiture of Leading Events in the Life of Ali Pacha, Vizier of Epirus, London: Howlett & Brimmer for Thomas M'Lean, 1823. 2° (375 x 270mm.), half-title, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at end, six hand-coloured aquatint plates by G. Hunt after W. Davenport (some offsetting onto text, slight marginal browning, second plate with a few pencil marks on image), later green morocco, gilt lettering to spine, red morocco bookplate of W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey. Abbey Travel 206; Blackmer 454.
FIRST EDITION of Davenport's series of strikingly dramatised tableaux depicting key moments in Ali Pasha's life.
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