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TAYLOR, Bayard (ed.)
Picturesque Europe.
London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, 1875-9. London: Cassell Petter & Galpin,, 1875-9. A grand presentation of Europe's scenery and architecture 5 volumes, large quarto. Original brown morocco, spines and front covers lettered in gilt, compartments and covers blocked in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated frontispieces and vignette title pages, illustrated throughout with steel engravings and woodcuts. Spines lightly sunned, some minor foxing. A near-fine set. First issue in book form, originally published in 60 parts from 1875 to 1879. A very handsome production, the first two volumes on the British Isles, the latter three on the rest of Europe; the lavish illustrations depict natural wonders alongside notable and rustic architecture, often highly romanticised.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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