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NASH, John.
ILLUSTRATIONS of HER MAJESTY'S PALACE at BRIGHTON. Formerly the Pavilion: executed by the command of King George the fourth, under the superintendence of John Nash . To which is prefixed a history of the palace, by . Brayley
London J.B. Nichols & Son also sold by R. Loder and James Taylor of Brighton. SECOND EDITION 1838. Ex Library copy, stamps to blank side of title page, no other library markings. Folio, approximately 550 x 370 mm, 21½ x 14½ inches, 31 plates showing 34 illustrations, 1 folding, 12 in colour or partly coloured (1 plate has three small colour plates and another 2 colour plates), the vignette on the title page is counted in the plate list, the colour plates are mounted on thin card, some of the black and white plates are in aquatint, 4 are on India paper and mounted, some are line etchings, most illustrations are by A. Pugin, just a few by others, 5 plates are marked "Proof" in lower margin, some plates dated 1823, 1824 or 1825, and have underneath "Published by John Nash and sold by R. Ackerman, pages: [viii], 1-17, original green blind decorated cloth covers with gilt lettering to upper cover, rebacked in modern green morocco, black gilt lettered label and gilt decoration and rules between raised bands to spine, new leather corners, new cream endpapers. Top of upper cover has old ink spotting, covers rubbed with small stains, edges have shelf wear, upper cover slightly faded at top inner edge, margins of text and plates have pale age-browning and foxing, 1 black and white plate has foxing to image, the folding plate has some pale mottling to right side of image, margins of the mounted plates have a little creasing, (see attached images), 2 margins have small closed tears repaired, not affecting images, a few other pages have tiny closed tears to edges, otherwise a good copy. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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