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Scott, John; M. P. B. de la Boissière (Text by); Frederick Nash (Illustrations by)
Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and its Environs; consisting of Views on the Seine, Public Buildings, Characteristic Scenery, etc.. 2-vol. set bound in one (Complete)
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. Later edition. Hardcover. vg. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/2"). Unpaginated. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Binding signed by Maurice Migneault, Ottawa (Canada). Both title pages bound in.A splendid illustrated journey throughout the most magnificent sites of Paris and its surroundings as they were in the early 1820s (Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Palais Royal, the Palace of the Luxembourg, the Palace of Versailles, the Palace of the Tuileries, the Sorbonne, the Invalids, Place Vendôme and its column, Saint Denis, etc...The striking 67 illustrations (in 57 plates) by Frederick Nash are engraved by Henry Hobson, John Pye, Edward Goodall, Samuel Middiman, Charles Askey, William Raymond Smith, Miss Elizabeth Byrne, John Byrne, Samuel Levy, William Woolnoth, James Redaway, Charles Pye, Robert Wallis, George Cook, Cosmo Armstrong, Wilson Lowry, Robert Sands, James C. Allen, Wilson Lowry, and William Deeble.Each plate is accompanied by a descriptive text in English and French. Blind stamp of previous owner Jacques R. Brisson to front free endpaper. Previous owners' names / signatures to upper margin of first title page (not affecting lettering). Some foxing confined almost exclusively to the margins of the plates. Some water-staining along gutter of the seven supplementary plates. Binding in very good, interior in good to very good condition.
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