Interesting Views in Turkey

Author: Mayer, Luigi
Price: $1600.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Robert Bowyer Imprint
Year Published: 1819
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Slipcase
Binding: Cloth
Title continued, "Selected from the Original Drawings, taken for Sir Robert Ainslie, with Descriptions Historical and Illustrative". There are versions of this colledtion that are 8 vo.; this copy is just shy of 12 inches (30 cm) tall. In the original beige cloth spine and boards, with a paper label "Views of Turkey" on the front cover. Front hinge is beginning to deteriorate but is still strong. The 16 plates immediately follow the title page. Then comes a 13 page chapter on Turkey in Europe, and a one page each description of each plate. Some foxing on the preliminary page, but none on the plates or the text pages until a bit on the last two sheets. Protected in a handsome, new green cloth clamshell box with blue title label, bright gilt letters, and a Turkish pattern of handmarbled paper at the three sides of the box away from the spine. Rare, only 2 of this size at auction is the last 20 years, and no copies on the internet as of this writing. Not a handsome binding, but the original and an exceptional copy of the aquatint plates. See Abbey Travel 374.
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