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Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine... BOUND WITH: Picturesque Tour of the Seine

ACKERMANN'S TWO MASTERFUL PICTURESQUE TOURS, ALONG THE RHINE AND THE SEINE, WITH 48 SUPERB HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS, 1820-21

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine… BOUND WITH: Picturesque Tour of the Seine. London, 1820, 1821.

First edition, first issue, of Ackermann's wonderful picturesque tour along the Rhine, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints by Daniel Havell and Thomas Sutherland after paintings by Christian Georg Schutz (and large folding map), bound together with his equally beautiful illustrated tour along the Seine, with hand-colored vignette title page and 24 beautiful folio aquatint views of the river and surrounding countryside after drawings by Augustus Charles Pugin and John Gendall, for a total of 48 very finely and vividly hand-colored aquatint folio views. A lovely copy. $19,500.

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Historie of Cambria

“THE FIRST AND RAREST OF ALL EDITIONS”

(CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN). The Historie of Cambria. London, 1584.

First edition of this rare and important history of Wales and Welsh royalty, illustrated throughout with woodcut portraits. This work was the first to attribute the original discovery of America to the Welsh in the 12th century and contains two very early references to King Arthur, including a description of the discovery of the bones of King Arthur and his queen: “the bones were of marvelous bignes, and in the scull were ten wounds, of which one was great, and seemed to be his deaths wound: the Queenes haire was to the light faire and yellowe, but as soone as it was touched it fell to ashes” (page 238). Handsomely bound. $12,500.

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Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine

WITH 24 SUPERB HAND-COLORED FOLIO ACKERMANN AQUATINTS OF SCENES ALONG THE RHINE, 1820

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine. London, 1820.

First edition, first issue, of one of Ackermann’s wonderful Picturesque Tours, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints and large folding map. A lovely copy, beautifully bound to style. $11,000.

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Character of the Russians

“FATED TO OCCUPY NO TRIFLING PLACE ON THE RECORDS OF AFTER TIMES”

(RUSSIA) LYALL, Robert. The Character of the Russians. London: 1823.

First edition, with 23 plates, including 13 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (three folding, many views of Moscow), a large folding map of Moscow, and a mounted engraved portrait of the author, not issued with this work. A scarce and desirable presentation copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by the author: "To Dr. Hume, A Memorial of Gratitude and Friendship, from the Author." $9800.

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Northern Cambrian Mountains

WITH 39 SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINT VIEWS OF NORTH WALES, 1820 EXPANDED SECOND EDITION

(WALES) [COMPTON, Thomas]. The Northern Cambrian Mountains. London, 1820.

Second and enlarged edition, with 39 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates of views of North Wales—nine more than the 30 found in the first edition—with descriptive text, handsomely bound. $9800.

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Journey Through Albania

(ALBANIA) (GREECE) (TURKEY) HOBHOUSE, John Cam. A Journey Through Albania. London, 1813.

First edition of Hobhouse's classic account of his travels through Albania and Turkey with his close friend, Lord Byron. Illustrated with two folding maps, 17 splendid hand-colored aquatint plates (including seven double-page views of Athens, the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Constantinople, the Seraglio, etc., and seven costume plates heightened in gold), engraved frontispiece, one engraved plan, two plates of facsimile letters and two plates of Greek music. $9500.

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Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome

IMPERIAL EDITION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY, WITH 62 LOVELY FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY JAMES MERIGOT

(ROME) MERIGOT, James. A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome. London, circa 1821.

Imperial paper edition of Merigot's classic work on Rome, with 62 magnificent, finely hand-colored aquatint engravings—a lovely uncut copy. $8800.

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Principal Rivers of Wales Illustrated

WITH 159 LOVELY SOFT-GROUND ETCHINGS OF WELSH SCENERY, 25 DOUBLE-PAGE

WOOD, John George. The Principal Rivers of Wales Illustrated. London, 1813. Two volumes.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of the rivers of Wales, with 159 lovely soft-ground etchings of views along the rivers—25 double-page—and four folding hand-colored maps. $8200.

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Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales

"CHARACTERIZED BY ROMANTIC FEELING": WITH 18 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT FOLIO PLATES

(ENGLAND) (WALES) LOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. London, 1805.

First edition of this splendid picturesque tour of the countryside of England and Wales, with 18 beautifully hand-colored aquatint folio plates. $8200.

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