Well bound in gilt-decorated, black morocco, with a gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments. The covers are very well attached without any cracking. Very slight nick to the top of the spine and to one corner, else very good, unworn edges. Contains 60 engraved scenes, with an additional engraved title page, plus a vignette of the Augartin in Vienna. The scenes' descriptions are in English and in French. Many of the scenes are of Vienna, Salzburg, and Nuremburg. The pages and the scenes are very clean and crisp, with very little foxing. The title page date is either 1823 or 1825. All edges gilt. Early owner's bookplate. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: German Scenery from Drawings Made in 1820 By...
Publisher: Rodwell & Martin
Publication Date: 1823
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Rodwell & Martin, London, 1825. board_book. First edition. Unpaginated. 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 cm. Sixty-two steel plates (with tissue guards), including vignette title and frontispiece, engraved by Heath, Owen, Lacey et al. Plate Index . Bound without letterpress title. Each plate described in English (recto) and French (verso). Batty served with the Grenadier Guards in the campaign of the Western Pyrenees, and at Waterloo. "He was an artist of considerable merit (he published view books of French, German and Welsh Scenery and Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium, and Holland) .all of which have been much esteemed." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.95]. Moderate toning to first few leaves, plates and text generally bright and clean, slight extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 18464
Book Description London: Rodwell & Martin:, First edition, 1823. 4to., (quarto, 10.75in x 7.25in), half-title present, engraved vignette title, [vi], unpaginated, 61 full-page finely engraved plates, each plate accompanied by separate leaf of explanatory text in English (verso printed in French), some very light unobstrusive spotting to extreme outer edges of only a few plates (plates generally in remarkably clean and bright condition), marbled endpapers,bound in good quality modern full black calf, inner gilt dentelles, gilt decorated spine in compartments with 5 raised bands, upper cover gilt ruled in gilt with further gilt decoration along outer borders. A handsome fine bright clean copy of this scarce work featuring classic scenery views of Southern Germany and Austria. Bookseller Inventory # 3255