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DICKINSON (publisher).
DICKINSON'S COMPREHENSIVE PICTURES OF THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851. From the Originals for H. R. H. Prince Albert by Messrs. Nash, Haghe, and Roberts, R. A.
London. Dickinson Brothers. 1854. 2 volumes large folio 26 x 19 1/2 inches, bound in period green half morocco, rebacked with the original spine laid down, slightly worn. 55 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC PLATES with very fine hand colouring-creating very striking images. Plates by Joseph Nash, Louis Haghe and David Roberts. PROOF IMPRESSIONS - most with PROOF in the lower margin, 37 with identification signatures in pencil of either Nash or Haghe - and one Waiting for the Queen by David Roberts- almost certainly the actual signatures of these artists (as described below). Some spotting to the margins, occasionally heavy, one mark to an outer edge, Crystal Palace slightly spotted but the other images unaffected. With the original plate guards and descriptive leaves of text. Bibliography - Abbey Scenery 251 (but not describing a proof set). The suggestion is that the artists were consulted at the proof stage and then signed the images as both a marker of identification and approval of the proof. The best comparison is the Columbia University copy which also has the proof plates similarly signed in pencil- the following is from Columbia University description 'This deluxe edition was created to commemorate the 1851 exhibition in the Crystal Palace. Great Britain's Prince Albert had proposed a trade exhibition like no other before it, truly international, with the work of nearly 14,000 exhibitors from twenty-six nations on view. To house such an event, Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) designed a new type of building, using the latest in cast-iron and glass technology. Sited in London's Hyde Park … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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