BROWNE, James.

Picturesque Views of Edinburgh.

£1,250

Picturesque Views of Edinburgh.
To which is prefixed An Historical Sketch of Edinburgh, from the earliest to the present times.
Edinburgh, John Brewster. 1825.

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Description

One of the most popular view-books of Edinburgh, with provenance: this fine example belonged to Sir Albert Edward Richardson K.C.V.O., F.R.I.B.A, F.S.A., a prominent British architect who wrote scholarly works on architecture and designed numerous landmark public buildings in Britain, such as the Manchester Opera House and the North London Collegiate School. He was professor of Architecture at University College London and president of the Royal Academy.

Description

First edition. Folio, xvi, 225pp., fifty-one plates engraved by William Lizars after John Ewbank, uncut in modern half calf gilt over original drab boards, an excellent copy.

Provenance: Sir A.E. Richardson, architect (armorial bookplate and pencilled inscription).

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Stock ID: 89595