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[Boydell, John and Josiah]
A HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN. LONDON: PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO. FOR JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, 1794-1796 [PLATES WATERMARKED 1827]
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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[Boydell, John and Josiah]
A HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN. LONDON: PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO. FOR JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, 1794-1796 [PLATES WATERMARKED 1827]
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Boydell, John and Josiah]
A HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPAL RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN. LONDON: PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO. FOR JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, 1794-1796 [PLATES WATERMARKED 1827]
2 volumes bound in 3, folio (415 x 310mm.), 76 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates (3 double-page), map on 2 double-page engraved sheets, one plain engraved plate of "Father Thames", EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 101 portraits (see footnote), contemporary straight-grained green morocco gilt, gilt edges, without some preliminary leaves ("second" title to volume 1, "first title" to volume 2, dedication to the Earl of Orford, and both plate lists), some leaves spotted or becoming detached, short tear in plate at p.31 (volume 2) repaired, binding rubbed
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Provenance

Sale in these rooms, 4 November 2014, lot 79

Literature

Abbey, Scenery 432

Catalogue Note

The portraits are from Thomas Birch's Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, first published by John and Paul Knapton in 1743-1751. The colour of the plates, which is sometimes muted and dull, is here bright and vibrant.

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