Lot 185: PROSSER, George Frederick (1805-82).  Select Illustrations of the County of Surrey comprising Picturesque Views of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry. London: C. and J. Rivington, 1828. 4to (290 x 228mm). 34 lithographed plates only (of 45) by G. F. Prosser, vignettes (some heavy spotting to first few leaves, some text leaves spotted and browned, but plates generally clean). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with red and green morocco lettering-pieces (upper cover detached, rubbed). Provenance: John Harris (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. With 6 other topographical books, namely The Beauties of England ... Intended as a Travelling Pocket Companion (London, 1757, calf), J. Throsby's Select Views in Leicestershire (London, 1789, lacks dedication leaf, subscribers list and plate of portraits at p.124), The Windsor Guide (Windsor, 1800, modern boards, new edition), S. Middiman's Select Views in Great Britain (London, [c.1812]), Excursions in the County of Surrey (London, 1821, morocco), and William West's Picturesque Views ... in Staffordshire & Shropshire (Birmingham, 1830, 2 vols. bound in one, lacks portrait of Abednego Matthews in vol. II). The lot sold not subject to return. (7)

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Description: PROSSER, George Frederick (1805-82).  Select Illustrations of the County of Surrey comprising Picturesque Views of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry. London: C. and J. Rivington, 1828. 4to (290 x 228mm). 34 lithographed plates only (of 45) by G. F. Prosser, vignettes (some heavy spotting to first few leaves, some text leaves spotted and browned, but plates generally clean). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with red and green morocco lettering-pieces (upper cover detached, rubbed). Provenance: John Harris (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. With 6 other topographical books, namely The Beauties of England ... Intended as a Travelling Pocket Companion (London, 1757, calf), J. Throsby's Select Views in Leicestershire (London, 1789, lacks dedication leaf, subscribers list and plate of portraits at p.124), The Windsor Guide (Windsor, 1800, modern boards, new edition), S. Middiman's Select Views in Great Britain (London, [c.1812]), Excursions in the County of Surrey (London, 1821, morocco), and William West's Picturesque Views ... in Staffordshire & Shropshire (Birmingham, 1830, 2 vols. bound in one, lacks portrait of Abednego Matthews in vol. II). The lot sold not subject to return. (7)
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