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Clive, Robert.
SKETCHES BETWEEN THE PERSIAN GULF & BLACK SEA. LONDON: DICKINSON BROS, 1852
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 16,100 GBP
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Clive, Robert.
SKETCHES BETWEEN THE PERSIAN GULF & BLACK SEA. LONDON: DICKINSON BROS, 1852
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 16,100 GBP
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Clive, Robert.
SKETCHES BETWEEN THE PERSIAN GULF & BLACK SEA. LONDON: DICKINSON BROS, 1852
first edition, large folio (552 x 417mm.), 24 tinted lithographed plates after Clive, one folding, 2 with 2 images, 6 leaves of letterpress printed on rectos only, loose in a later portfolio with most of the original upper board cover mounted on front panel, the sheets with mainly marginal repair and restoration, sometimes extensive, large repaired tear in text leaf
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Literature

not traced in Abbey, Röhricht or Tobler

Catalogue Note

rare. The work also appears to have been published under the title Sketches of Nineveh and the Holy Land (see sale in our rooms 13 October 1999, lot 256).

Copies have been noted with a lithographed title: in this example, this has been mounted on the upper board of the portfolio.

The plates comprise: 1 Sculptures at Nimroud-Lions; 2 Moosul; 3 Hît; 4 Distant view of Mount Ararat; Arab encampment near the Birs Nimroud (2 on one sheet); 5 Sheikh Adi; 6 Baghdad; 7 Roman ruin on the way to Palmyra; 8 Sculptures in the Mount at Nimroud; 9 A night with the Nestorian patriarch in the village of Be-a-latha; 10 Ruined fortress of Hoschab; 11 Sculptures in the Mound at Nimroud; 12 Vignette of camels' heads; Hussein, Sheikh of the Alouins; 13 Damascus; 14 Lake Van and town of Ardische; 15 Tank Kesra. Ctesiphon; 16 Town and fortress of Van. Armenia; 17 Leezan; 18 Amadia; 19 Julamerk; 20 Interior of the Koordish chief's house in the village of Espinadar; 21 Palmyra (folding panorama); 22 Erzroom; 23 Sspian Dagh; 24 Kerbela

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