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The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore.; Illustrated by one hundred highly finished and coloured engravings, fac-similes of original drawings by the most eminent artists. In three volumes.

London: A. Dry, 1819. First edition. Three volumes. Quarto, 10-3/4 inches x 12-3/4 inches. vi, 188; 1,88; 1, 80 pp.,text plus 100 colored aquatints. Straight-grain green morocco, gilt design on sides, all edges gilt, for Brentano's. Early issue, with pre-publication watermarks. Small scratch on one cover, but a very fine copy, in three cloth slipcases. Extra-illustrated with an additional set of the aquatints, in the rare un-colored state, a few of these with a blue wash added for the sky. Abbey, Scenery 396-397; Tooley 389; Ray, 42, comments on the "extraordinary richness of color" in the plates. Item #31280

Price: $9,500.00

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