London, South Kensington
3 May 2007
WYLD, W. & E. LESSORE. Album Venitien composé de douze vues. Venice: Joseph Kier, Lithographe Editeur, 1837. Oblong 4° (279 x 432mm). Title with wood-engraved vignette view of the Bridge of Sighs, 12 fine hand-coloured plates lithographed by E. Lessore after W. Wyld, heightened with gum arabic and with "Kier" blindstamp (a few very faint marginal spots and stains). Later cloth with original printed label with vignette repeated from title mounted on upper cover (extremities lightly rubbed).
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