Lot n° 187  | Auction 519

Estimate € 3,000 - 5,000

Sold € 4,000

Auction: 21 September 2021 at 15:30

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BOSSOLI, Carlo (1815-1884) - The Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea. London: Day and Son, 1856. A splendid collection of views in this deluxe edition in which all the plates have been retouched by hand. Elephant folio (562 x 373mm). 52 fine lithographic plates finished by hand, protected by tissue paper, mounted and numbered 1-52 of which n. 50 is used as frontispiece (some spotting, heavier at beginning, minor clean tear to bottom margin of index). Editorial red half sheep, gilt title on front cover, spine, and edges, marbled endpapers (extremities rubbed). The other copies on the market usually have 51 plates on 29 sheets. Provenance: Heffer (bookseller's ticket).

Estimate € 3,000 - 5,000

Sold € 4,000

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