Three volumes from "Heath’s Picturesque Annual" series. Large 8vo. Each volume is extra illustrated. Uniformly bound in three quarter deep red morocco with marbled boards. Spines are ornately gilt; upper hinges are neatly repaired. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and corner tips of boards. All edges are gilt. Book plate on inside front covers: "Ex-Libris Joseph Francis Daly." Presumably the son of Augustin Daly a famous theatre producer and a collector of books. Joseph F. Daly authored a biography of his father – "The Life of Augustin Daly." Macmillan, 1917. 1.) Versailles. By Leitch Ritchie… London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. pp. vi, , 256. With 20 engraved plates including extra illustrated title. Interspersed with 80 extra plates dating from the 17th to 19th century (portraits and views) including a small engraving of Louis XIII with Italian sub-title "Lodovico XIII Re di Francia e di Navarra" which a penciled inscription dates to 1646. Bound at the end of the volume is the Amsterdam 1722 edition of "The Labyrinth of Versailles" - title page, preface, and the 39 plates – all neatly trimmed and mounted. The title page for the "Labyrinth" is in Dutch – t’Doolhoff te Versailles, Bestaande in XLI. Keurelyke Verbeeldingen van alle de uitmuntende Fonteinen van het zelve Doolhof… Amsterdam: Hendrik Bosche, 1722. The fold out plan of the Labyrinth is not present. The preface is in English and the tables of plates as well as the verse description for each plate are in French, German, English and Dutch. 2.) Paris in 1841. By Mrs Gore. With twenty-one highly-finished engravings, from original drawings, by Thomas Allom. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842. pp. viii, 268. With 21 engravings (6 separate plates including a chromolithograph and an illustrated extra title page, and 15 engravings which accompany the text). Bound with an additional 133 plates from various 19th century books illustrating landmark sites, important personages and scenes of daily life etc. 3.)Versailles [by Charles Heath]. London: Longman and Co., [c.1840-1848]. pp. viii, 224. With 24 plates including illustrated title (not necessarily placed according to the index), and 41 additional plates 37 of which are double page or fold-outs. Many of the plates are line engravings illustrating the interior architecture and design of Versailles. One plate titled "revue de la Garde Nationale" is a panorama illustration folded into 7 sections. Several plates at the end have a military theme. The original 24 plates display some damp staining on the lower corner of the margin. Postage for these volumes will cost extra. Please inquire about shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 000397
Title: Heath's Picturesque Annual: Versailles by ...
Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
Publication Date: 1839
Edition: First edition.
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