Lot 138: 1875-1878 Set of 3 Volumes of “Picturesque Europe” Pen and Pencil of Great Britain and Continent
October 22, 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is a Fine Antique 1875-1878 set of “Picturesque Europe” A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent (Three Volumes). The set is edited by Bayard Taylor, D. Appleton and Company, New York. Book Condition: Very Good. Handsome 3-volume set: 1875, 1878, 1879 with steel and wood engravings. Full morocco leather bindings over beveled boards (dark brown/black spines and corners edged over with lighter brown leather boards). Decorative gold gilt titling on front covers and page edges in gold as well. Covers are clean with moderate rubbing and scuffing, primarily along edges, hinges, spines, spine ends and corners. Volume 1 is most heavily rubbed of the three and has water marks on around all internal pages as shown, but all are attractive, hinges intact, bindings strong. Volume I (1875) has 21 steel engravings. Pagination: vi + iv + 488 pages + steel plates. Volume II (1878) has 22 steel engravings. Pagination:(vi) + iv + 460 pages+ steel plates. Volume III (1879)has 20 steel engravings. Pagination: (vi) + iv + 491 pages + steel plates. Each volume opens with tissue-guarded steel engraved frontispiece and engraved title page. All volumes have full-page wood engravings as well as numerous wood engravings in text. Illustrations are by various American and European artists, including Birkett Foster, Harry Fenn, E. M. Wimperis, D. McKewan, J. Mogford, S. Read, J. Chase, W. Leitch, T. L. Rowbotham, T. D. Scott, E. Wagner, W. L. Jones, C. Emery, C. Johnson, T. Green, W. W. May, and Towneley Green . The books have 10” x 13" measurements. 2nd page in each book is inscribed “Miss L Adele Meeker, from her Father, Danbury 1881”. This is an extremely fine and unusually attractive set. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.