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Pyne, William Henry
Pyne, William Henry- One of the Greatest Aquatint Books on Interiors- LARGE ROYAL PAPER COPY] The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Frogmore
A. Dry, London, 1819. First edition, texts and plates watermarked, "J W Whatman" 1811 & 1816. Three large elephant folios. First edition, with very early watermarks of the excessively rare LARGE "ROYAL" PAPER COPY of one of the most appealing and ambitious aquatint books on English interiors, and the first to illustrate royal palaces and houses in any detail. The thick Large Paper Copy, rarely seen, measuring 16 1/4 x 13 inches (leaves 16 x 12 1/2), compared to the smaller trade edition, measuring 13 x 11 inches. This celebrated work features 100 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherlan, R. Reeve, WJ. Bennett, D. Havell and J. Baily, after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, R. Cattermole, W. Westall and G. Samuel. With prepublication watermarks for the text as early as 1811 (as well as 1816 and 1817), the earliest we have seen and also 1811 & 1816 in plates, again, very early prepublication watermarks, making this one of the earlier printed copies documented in the trade. Uniformly bound in sumptuous three-quarter 19th Century brown crushed morocco with double filet gilt ruling surround smooth buckram, spine with elaborate geometric gilt triple filet borders on four panels, the other two with gilt lettering. Fabulous marbled endpapers and marbled on all sides. Included as a sampling: important record of the state rooms of Windsor Castle; domestic scenes of Frogmore, purchased by Queen Charlotte in 1793; Hampton Court, whose state rooms had fallen into disrepair for almost 60 years; Buckingham Palace, bought for the queen for 28,000 pounds sterling; Kensington Palace, constructed f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]

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