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GERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von
Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne..., A
London: Published by R. Ackermann....Printed by L. Harrison, 1820. One of the Great Nineteenth-Century Color-Plate Books One of Fifty Large Paper Copies GERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von. A Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne. With illustrations of the scenes of remarkable events, and of popular traditions. Embellished with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from the drawings of M. Schuetz [sic]; and accompanied by a map. Translated from the German by John Black. London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1820. First edition, first issue. One of fifty Large Paper copies (plates unnumbered without later dates per Tooley). Elephant quarto (16 x 12 3/8 in; 410 x 314 mm). xiv, [2], 178 pp. Complete with the list of subscribers (pp. [v]-viii). Large folding engraved map with color highlights and twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell and T. Sutherland after C.G. Schutz. Text watermarked 1811, 1816, 1818, and 1820, plates watermarked 1816, 1817, 1818. Mid-nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, rebacked and re-cornered. A fine tall copy, quite spectacular and the finest we have ever seen and with the earliest possible watermarks. Considered to be one of the 'key' color-plate books of any collection. "The original [unillustrated] German edition was published in Wies-baden in 1819 as Die Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cölln, and it is clear from the...'Vorerinnerung', which is dated 14 June 1819, that Ackermann's edition was already planned; it seems possible in the circumstances, in fact, that the text was commissioned by Ackerman … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]

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