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Rome and Its Environs: Drawn from Nature and on Stone by  Edward Lear - First Edition - 1841 - from Temple Rare Books (SKU: 001290)

Rome and Its Environs: Drawn from Nature and on Stone

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Rome and Its Environs: Drawn from Nature and on Stone

by Lear, Edward

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London: T. M'Lean, 1841. Engraved title, list of subjects and twenty-five plates. Publishers quarter morocco and moire cloth, title and author in gilt to spine and upper cover, primrose endpapers. Recased, rubbed, corners bumped. Internally occasional spots of foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. Complete with lithographic vignette title and twenty-five full-page tinted lithographs, with list of subscribers laid in. Abbey states there were two hundred and nine subscribers, including Queen Victoria, but there are only one hundred and fifty-nine listed on the subscriber sheet. Field noting that "these lithographs which were done by Lear on what was apparently his first visit to Rome in 1841, are excellent examples of his skill. They are also characteristic of the best type of landscape drawing of that period and if he had retained the same freshness in his work throughout his life, his name as an artist would be better known today" (Field, page 118). Tooley 294; Abbey Travel 183 and Field, page 118. First Edition. Quarter Morocco and Cloth. Good+. Illus. by Lear, Edward. Folio.


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Rome and Its Environs: Drawn from Nature and on Stone
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Lear, Edward
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ...[more]
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
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