4 June 2003
LORY, Gabriel, the elder (1763-1840) and younger (1784-1846). Voyage pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon. Paris: P. Didot l'ainé, 1811.
2° (422 x 278mm). 35 hand-coloured aquatint plates after G. Lory, father and son, and M. de Meuron. With half-title. (Some light spotting of text.) Contemporary blue morocco by Voll, Mannheim, panelled in gilt and blind, gilt spine directly lettered, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, corners slightly bumped). Provenance: Earls of Suffolk and Berkshire (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of these beautifully-coloured Alpine views in an attractive morocco binding. A smaller edition was published the same year in quarto. The author of the descriptive text is unknown. Brunet V, 1379; Lonchamp 1858; Mandach 473.
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