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The Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire From Drawings by William Richardson Arrh. With Historical Descriptions by the Rev. Edward Churton. M.A. Lithographed by George Hawkins.

William Richardson Arrh

Published by Robert Sunter c.1843, York, 1843
From Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Original green half morocco with matching marbled boards. 6 raised bands in 7 compartments, tooled gilt rules, tooled gilt lettering and elaborate design on the spine, marbled free and pasted end papers, An architectural and landscape engraver , George Hawkins (1809-1852) turned his attention to lithography, in which he was very successful. He was frequently employed by architects in colouring their designs for various edifices, many of which were exhitibted in the architectural room of the Royal Academy. One of his most important undertakings was a series of lithographs of the ?Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire? from sketches made by W. Richardson. For the above projects he worked closely with prominent printers Day and Hague which were also the printers for the celebrated works of David Roberts of Holyland and Egypt.Abbey (248), DNB., Size : Large Folio: 450mm x 606m, Illustrated with 55 hand colored full page plates, 25 half page plates, and one map, 2 frontispieces. , Volume : Two Volumes, References : Abbey (248, 381), DNB., P. Vol1: Blank, Frontis, Title, Contents (1), Intro (v-ix), 11-56, blank; Vol 2: Blank, Frontis, Blank, 57-88, blank. Edges gilt, all plates are clean and crisp and beautifully hand colored, A very handsome and fine set in original dark green half morocco. Frontispiece with a small library stamp on the lower right corner of the margin not affecting the plate. Bookseller Inventory # B4090

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Title: The Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire From ...

Publisher: Robert Sunter c.1843, York

Publication Date: 1843

Binding: Hardcover

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Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books are specialist dealers in 15th to 19th century Prints, Maps and Books. The gallery is able to offer one of the largest selections of Prints and Maps available in North America. The business was founded in 1982 and has supplied Prints, Maps and Books to many private and public art collectors. It strives to present a friendly and helpful atmosphere to both expert and amateur collectors. The shop has grown considerably since its humble beginnings to an internationally respected firm. We exhibit at major map & book fairs in North America and Europe and are happy to organize presentations of materials for corporations, interior designers and individuals. We are always interested in purchasing collections or individual items of quality. Catalogues and lists are issued periodically and we would be delighted to have details of customersí specific interests, so we can contact them when examples come into stock.

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