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Pyne, William Henry
THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES. L. HARRISON "FOR A. DRY, 1819" [? J.H.M OR H.G. BOHN, 1830S]
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Pyne, William Henry
THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES. L. HARRISON "FOR A. DRY, 1819" [? J.H.M OR H.G. BOHN, 1830S]
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1,5002,000
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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Pyne, William Henry
THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES. L. HARRISON "FOR A. DRY, 1819" [? J.H.M OR H.G. BOHN, 1830S]
3 volumes, 4to, FIRST EDITION, later (uncoloured) issue, volume titles and seven section titles, seven aquatint frontispieces and 93 aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, D. Havell, and J. Baily after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, R. Cattermole, W. Westall, and G. Samuel, some tinted in blue, woodcut tailpiece, modern panelled, speckled calf gilt, spines with red morocco labels, yellow edges, some slight spotting and browning to the text, slight offsetting (chiefly from plates), covers slightly worn or rubbed at extremities
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Provenance

S. Palmer M.D., October 1860, inscriptions on endpapers, with occasional marginal annotations in pencil; Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, bookplates, sale at Christie's South Kensington, 3 October 2006

Literature

Abbey Scenery 397; cf. Tooley 389

Catalogue Note

ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED OF ALL AQUATINT BOOKS. This famous work was the first to illustrate royal palaces and houses in any detail. Although the watermarks on this set predate the stated publication date of 1819, this set is a later issue with the plates uncoloured.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London