WITH 12 LOVELY FOLIO CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF VIEWS IN NORTHERN FRANCE
(FRANCE) BRANDLING, Henry Charles. Views in the North of France [cover title]. [London: by the Author, 1848]. Large folio (18-1/2 by 23 inches), original printed pictorial boards neatly rebacked. $4000.
First edition of this collection of 12 lovely mounted chromolithographic views of cathedrals, estates, and towns in the north of France, each mounted on heavy card.
Brandling, from a prominent family in Northumberland, was a member of the Royal Academy. Outside of this suite of prints, little else is known of his work. Originally issued loose in a portfolio, with two pages of subscribers and 12 pages of descriptive text, not present. Issued with the plates both uncolored and colored and mounted in a portfolio. Only 183 total copies were subscribed, making this colored issue certainly quite rare. Abbey, Travel 98.
Some foxing to a few card mounts only, plates clean and fine. Corners bumped, a few scuffs to boards. An excellent copy of this lovely large folio work. Scarce and desirable.