Swiss Scenery

Cockburn, Major

Published by Rodwell & Martin, London, 1820
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Book. VG to Fine. London, Rodwell & Martin, 1820, First edition, only edition., 1820. 4to [27.5 x 19 cm]; vii, 200 pp, 60 engraved plates including pictorial title page with vignette, complete according to list of plates. Full contemporary leather morocco with heavily decorated gilding on spine. Fine interior, extremely clean, with usual offsetting of plates. Binding is VG - , with some shelfwear, rubbing along spine edges, with greater wear in upper 1/4 to 1/2 inch, corners of boards, and light soilage to boards. Very tight binding, and decorative gilding on spine, which is quite ornate, is bright. Attractive plates of Geneva, Mont Blanc, castles glacier, Vevay, Lausanne, Fribourg, Bern, Thun, chateaux, villages, Lautebrunen, Interlochen, lakes, Sarnen, Lucerne, the Rhine, Lugano, with many views of the mountains. Perret 1042: 'Rare et très recherché'. Cockburn is believed to have been the first to use a camera lucida in making his drawings of the Alps. Photos of book available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 000025

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Swiss Scenery

Publisher: Rodwell & Martin, London

Publication Date: 1820

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Major Cockburn

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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