Folio, 37.5 x 27.5 cm. Twenty-one hand colored aquatints (several watermarked 1833),each with two pages of letterpress descriptions. An illustrated review of Parisian street life together with a few pictorial accounts of interior interest. Plate imprints read "1822," with "1824" for the last five plates. ABBEY TRAVEL 113-114. "The relationship of the various editions or issues through which this work appears to have passed are somewhat complicated." TOOLEY 443. Plates very clean and bright, faint title offset, mild dampstain to margins of last two leaves not affecting text of final page, nicks to free front endpaper, and first blank, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt motifs, armorial bookplate. Contemporary quarter burgundy morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Very good. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Tour Through Paris
Publisher: William Sams
Publication Date: 1833
Edition: First edition.
Book Description London: William Sams, [no date, ca 1828]., 1828. Folio (14 x 10 inches). 21 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates (last plate of text repaired). Modern red morocco gilt by Bayntun of Bath (expertly rebacked preserving the original spine). Provenance: Modern bookplate of Harris Hollin on the front paste-down. Plates watermarked 1828. An attractive copy, first published under the title "Tour of Paris" in 1824. The plates include such scenes as "Distribution of Wine on the Morning of St. Louis;" "The Blind Man of the Bridge of Arts" "Porters and Fish-women reveling round the Statute of Henry IV;" "Dancers on Stilts in the Champs-Elysees;" "The Juggler of the Chateau d'Eau;" "The Charcoal Porters;" "Procession of the Fete Dieu Parish Saint German l'Auxenois;" and others. Abbey Travel 114 & cf.113. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 002341