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Album Vénitien dessiné d'après nature par les plus habiles Artistes.
Venise VeniceChez J.A. Habnit Proprietr. Editeur Place St. Marc Procuratie vecchie No 102. c, 1844. Oblong folio. (43 x 29 cm.) Original grey-green pictorial boards with printed title and vignette to upper cover, spine sympathetically renewed in red morocco. Some light scuffs and soiling to upper and lower cover, especially around the extremities. Contents clean and fresh. Title page with hand-coloured vignette (repeat of upper cover) and 20 hand-coloured lithographed plates within blue decorative borders, each captioned and with the publisher's blind stamp beneath, original tissue guards, light-blue endpapers. Sometime re-backed with red morocco matching original red corners. Typically these albums were assembled to order and are often found with 8, 10, or 12 plates. This is a rare example comprising the full complement of 20 plates as follows: Place St. Marc Basilique de St. Marc Interieur de l'Eglise de S. Marc Petite Place de St. Marc Le Môle Cour du Palais Ducal Porte Principale de Palais Ducal Pont des Soupirs Quai des Esclavons Hôtel Royal Danieli Entrée du Grand Canal Palais Cavalli Pont de Rialto Palais Ca' Doro Palais Vendramin Calergi Eclise de St. Marie de la Salute Interieur de l'Eglise S. Jean et Paul L'Arsenal Le Port Nouveau Pont de Venise à Mestre [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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