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Lot 263: GILLRAY, JAMES. The Works of James Gillray, from the Original Plates, With the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: GILLRAY, JAMES. The Works of James Gillray, from the Original Plates, With the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected. 587 numbered engraved and aquatinted plates on 152 sheets (excluding 238 and with 86*, 100*, 207*, 379*, 379**, and 379***); 45 suppressed plates on 23 leaves; mezzotint portrait frontispiece, pictorial title-page, xv, 496 text pages. Together 3 volumes. Plates in large folio, 25 1/2x20 inches, text in 8vo, 8 1/2x5 1/2 inches, contemporary 1/2 morocco over marbled boards, gilt spines, all edges gilt, rubbed, upper cover to first plate volume detached, one spine compartment detached but present; sheet edges oxidized, some foxing throughout, one plate vertically creased, very few short tears. London: Henry Bohn, 1847, 1851

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