TOMBLESON’S VIEWS OF THE RHINE, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED
FEARNSIDE, W.G., editor. Tombleson’s Views of the Rhine. WITH: Tombleson’s Upper Rhine. London: W. Tombleson & Company, 1832-circa 1834. Two volumes, uniformly bound. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter black calf gilt, marbled boards. $1500.
First editions of Tombleson’s lovely German scenes, richly illustrated with 137 steel-engraved plates after Tombleson and vignette title pages.
Tombleson’s views take us from Cologne, Bonn, and Godesburg in the first volume to the cities of the Upper Rhine, including Mannheim, Heidelberg and Strasbourg in the second volume. Without the folding map in Volume II.
Plates generally clean, contemporary bindings quite handsome.