London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
JONES, Owen (1809-1874) & Jules GOURY. Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra, London: by the author, 1842-45.
2 volumes, 2° (665 x 485mm.), additional chromolithographic titles, titles printed in red and black, 102 plates after Jules Goury and Owen Jones, including 69 chromolithographs and 2 hand-coloured plans (tear along inner margin of tailpiece to volume I not affecting image, occasional light marginal spotting and thumb-marking), contemporary red morocco, top edges gilt (rubbed and scuffed).
FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 156: "Jones's approach to colour printing was that of the precise architect with an eye for abstract design and the harmony of colours, an approach he carried further in his Grammar of Ornament, 1856"; Brunet III, 564.
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