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POLEHAMPTON, EDWARD and JOHN M. GOOD
THE GALLERY OF NATURE AND ART: OR, A TOUR THROUGH CREATION AND SCIENCE
London: Printed for R. N. Rose, 1821. A New Edition, carefully revised and corrected n. Hardcover. 216 x 133 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4"). Six volumes. A New Edition, carefully revised and corrected. Appealing contemporary brown polished calf, covers with gilt fleur-de-lys and blind-stamped palmette borders, large oblong octagonal panel at center of each board, ALL VOLUMES WITH A CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING, three of these signed by R. Ashton, one dated 1821 (but all by the same hand), wide raised bands painted black and tooled in gilt, spine panels with central gilt arabesque surrounded by curling vines, gilt titling, marbled edges (very small and expert repairs apparently made to the ends of joints on two of the volumes). Seven illustrations within the text and a total of 94 engraved plates including a frontispiece for each volume, one of which is a foldout plate, and of which two plates are comprised of two illustrations each. Front flyleaves with ink inscription of Barbara Douglas Campbell, dated 1st January 1822, and with a later indecipherable inscription below. Just minor rubbing to joints and extremities (a portion of one joint with shallow damage from an insect), one landscape with a small cluster of gouges, superficial scratches to some of the other scenes, variable (mostly faint) offsetting from the plates, other trivial imperfections, but still AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE SET, the text fresh and clean, and the bindings lustrous, with virtually all of their original appeal intact. These volumes are of special interest as an uncommon example of what J. A. Arnett first call … [Click Below for Full Description]
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