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Combe, William
A History Of Madeira. With A Series of Twenty-seven coloured Engravings, Illustrative Of The Costumes, Manners, And Occupations Of The Inhabitants of that Island
R. Ackermann, 1821. First edition. Hardcover. 118 [2] pages. 28 x 19 cm. Hand colored title vignette and 27 aquatint full page plates (all vignetted, except No. 27). This is the earliest work on Madeira listed in [ABBEY189] with the note, "Originally published in half roan, latter remaindered by Nattali in cloth as here." A bright uncut copy, with Whatman paper dated 1821. Marston Library inscription on pastedown dated 1826, Richard Boyle Viscount Dangarvan armorial bookplate, and Joel Spitz bookplate with colored image of Henry Alken. Tiny bookseller label "Penny Bookseller, Cheap Street" front pastedown. Laid-in at rear is an eight page pamphlet By an Ex-Invalid, published London: Bell And Daldy, 1859 entitled "Madeira. A Brief Letter Of Advice To An Invalid, In Reply to A Request For Information About Madeira As A Winter Residence." Latter in fine condition. He notes, "You can see more misery in an hour in the streets of Bath, Cheltenham, and Torquay, than in Funchal in a whole season." The season is described as from October to May. Also laid-in an ALS to Joel Spitz. COLAS 1255. LIPPERHEIDE 1581. TOOLEY 150. Orig. dark green roan and brown boards, backstrip lettered and decorated in gilt. Very good in very good green cloth clamshell box with brown leather spine label. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller (ashroyoung22) [Ardsley, New York, United States]
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