25 November 2008
KNAPP, Samuel L. The Picturesque Beauties of the Hudson and its Vicinity: Illustrated in a Series of Views, from Original Drawings, Taken Expressly for the Work, and Engraved on Steel, by Distinguished Artists. New York: J. Disturnell, 1835.
Petit in-folio (343 x 260 mm). Illustré d'un frontispice sur chine appliqué gravé par J. Smillie et de 6 planches hors texte sur chine appliqué gravées par R. Hinshelwood, A. Dick, etc., d'après J. Smillie, J. Chapman, etc. (Rousseurs atteignant parfois les gravures.) Reliure moderne, demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (infimes usures).
RARE ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce recueil consacré à New York et à ses environs. Les gravures représentent, entre autres, Fort Lee, Hell Gate, New York from Staten Island, Hoboken, etc. "Of this fine work Parts I and II only were issued" (Sabin). BON EXEMPLAIRE. Sabin 33520.
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