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Pyne, William Henry
'THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES OF WINDSOR CASTLE, ST. JAMES'S PALACE, CARLTON HOUSE, KENSINGTON PALACE, HAMPTON COURT, BUCKINGHAM HOUSE, AND FROGMORE'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. DRY, 1819 [WATERMARKS 1811-1818]
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289
Pyne, William Henry
'THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES OF WINDSOR CASTLE, ST. JAMES'S PALACE, CARLTON HOUSE, KENSINGTON PALACE, HAMPTON COURT, BUCKINGHAM HOUSE, AND FROGMORE'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. DRY, 1819 [WATERMARKS 1811-1818]
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Pyne, William Henry
'THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES OF WINDSOR CASTLE, ST. JAMES'S PALACE, CARLTON HOUSE, KENSINGTON PALACE, HAMPTON COURT, BUCKINGHAM HOUSE, AND FROGMORE'. LONDON: PRINTED FOR A. DRY, 1819 [WATERMARKS 1811-1818]
3 volumes, 4to (13 3/4 x 11 in.; 335 x 280mm). Half-titles, 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, R. Cattermole, W. Westall and G. Samuel, engraved by T. Sutherland, W. J. Bennett, R. Reeve, D. Havell, and J. Bailey; some foxing throughout, some offsetting, "Queen Mary's State Bed-chamber" (vol. II) backed with linen with expert repairs to margins, "Staircase. Buckingham House" (vol. II) with repairs to closed marginal tear. Contemporary red calf, gilt rules to covers, spines with raised bands in six compartments, gilt text to second, third, and fourth, others with repeat overall gilt vine and leaf pattern, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; corners bumped with some loss to calf, some rubbing to extremities.
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Abbey, 'Scenery' 396

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First edition, large paper copy, with strikingly colorful plates.

One of Ackermann's most important collaborators, William Henry Pyne (1769-1843) "became connected with Ackermann about 1803, and came by degrees to occupy himself more with writing than painting, providing the text or part of it for many of Ackermann's publications. It is not perhaps surprising that, being himself designer, painter, engraver and author, he should become enamoured of book production. His great effort in this direction was the large and costly work entitles 'The History of the Royal Residences ...' undoubtedly a very sumptuous book for which author, artist, engraver and publisher alike did their best" (Prideaux, pp. 142-43).

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