Picturesque Tour of the Seine from Paris to the Sea: SAUVAN, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar Picturesque Tour of the Seine from Paris to the Sea: SAUVAN, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar Picturesque Tour of the Seine from Paris to the Sea: SAUVAN, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar Picturesque Tour of the Seine from Paris to the Sea: SAUVAN, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar

Picturesque Tour of the Seine from Paris to the Sea

SAUVAN, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar

Published by London: R. Ackermann, 1821, 1821
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One of the Greatest Nineteenth-Century English Color Plate Books Illustrating the Scenery Along the River SeinePre-Publication Watermarks with Brilliant Impressions of the PlatesSAUVAN, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar. Picturesque Tour of the Seine, From Paris to the Sea. With particulars historical and descriptive? Illustrated with twenty-four highly finished and coloured engravings, from drawings made by A. Pugin and J. Glendall; And accompanied by a Map. London: R. Ackermann, 1821. First edition. Folio (13 3/16 x 10 13/16 inches: 334 x 275 mm.). viii, [ii, contents and list of plates], 177, [1 blank] pp. Hand colored vignette title and tailpiece. Hand-Colored map and twenty four hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell after A. Pugin and J. Glendall. Pre-publication watermarks - plates: 1811, text: 1818.Publisher's dark green fine grain cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, spine decoratively tooled in gilt. Binding expertly restored with original covers and spine laid-down, all edges gilt, dark green endpapers. Two book-plates (Charles Wightman and Joel Spitz) and an old catalog description from 1933 on front paste-down. Housed in a later green buckram slipcase.Some light offsetting from the text on to the sky of a few plates, otherwise a fine and fresh copy of one of the greatest nineteenth-century English color plate books illustrating the scenery along the Seine. Brilliant impressions of the plates, superbly hand-colored. "The River Seine is well known to form a distinguished feature in the Tour of France, as it winds through and adorns the important province of Normandy, and is the great commercial Channel of the Metropolis of that Kingdom. This River reflects, in its earlier stream, the most striking views of metropolitan grandeur; and, as it proceeds, Nature has been most lavish in beautiful pictures on its banks, and presents, in its course, a succession of objects, whose landscape enrichments are connected with antiquarian circumstances peculiarly interesting to the English Traveller" (prospectus)"The work was issued by Ackermann in six parts, each containing four plates, between January and June 1821. Seven hundred and fifty copies were printed on regular paper, at 14s per part, and fifty large-paper copies "taken on Atlas Paper" at 21s per part." (Tooley). Abbey, Travel 90; Tooley 445; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful II: 548. Bookseller Inventory # 03313

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Title: Picturesque Tour of the Seine from Paris to ...

Publisher: London: R. Ackermann, 1821

Publication Date: 1821

Edition: 1st Edition

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