Islamic Art rare books
Aquatint on Whatman wove paper with original hand-colour for Oriental Scenery, sheet size 73 x 54.5 cm, image size 45 x 60 cm. Fine fresh condition.
Framed and glazed, overall size:£3,000
First edition; folio (58 x 42.5 cm); two title-pages, dated 1837 and 1839, engraved title, 100 plates (of which 30 are lithographic views); some spotting; contemporary red leather spine over marbled boards, spine in seven parts, corners bumped, loose joints.£12,500
6 parts in 2 volumes, landscape 4to (25.5 x 35.5 cm). Typographic titles to first and fourth parts serving as general titles to volumes. 158 engraved plates comprising 144 views, 6 title-pages and 8 plans. (Title and introductory leaf of text to vol. I creased and lightly soiled, tiny marginal worming to text-leaf to pl. II and pl. III, very short marginal tear to text-leaf to pl. VI, scattered spotting throughout). Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards (rebacked, extremities rubbed).£13,500