Lot 335: Greece.- Dodwell (Edward) Views in Greece, 30 hand-coloured aquatints, cont. dark purple str.-grain morocco, gilt, 1821.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Greece.- Dodwell (Edward) Views in Greece, from Drawings..., title with aquatint vignette, 30 superb hand-coloured aquatint plates by R.Havell, T.Fielding, F.C.Lewis and others after Dodwell and Pomardi, all captioned in pencil within plate-mark at lower outer corner, mounted on new stubs, each with explanatory leaf in English and French, plates with a little marginal browning or soiling, text lightly foxed, slight worming to inner margin of plates 2 & 3 and accompanying text leaves, free endpapers creased, Greek bookplate, attractive contemporary dark purple straight-grain morocco with floral borders in gilt and blind, spine gilt in compartments, a little rubbed and marked, recased, joints repaired, [Blackmer 493; Colas 876; cf.Abbey, Travel 130 and Atabey 357, both special format with plates on card], folio, 1821. ⁂ An essential part of any library of Greek monuments and topography. Edward Dodwell (1776/7- 1836), traveller and archaeologist, made several tours of Greece, the first with Sir William Gell in 1801 and another more extensive tour in 1805-6 with the artist Simone Pomardi. Originally issued in parts intended to illustrate Dodwell's Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece of 1819 but the project became too expensive and this selection of 30 plates was issued separately. This is the ordinary format, printed on thick paper and without captions pasted on verso of plates.