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1 White Mountains Leporello with Twelve Views
New York Wittemann Bros. 1880 Blindstamped cloth leporello Very Good 
Early White Mountain viewbook, with no copies on OCLC. The leporello closed measures 5 by 3.25 inches. The slightly tinted views are of the Valley of the Saco and P. & O.R.R., the Frankenstein Trestle, Crawford House by the Notch, Mt. Washington Range, the railroad junction at the base of Mt. Washington, Jacob's Ladder at Mt. Washington, Summit House, Glen House, Echo Lake, Profile House at Franconia Notch, the Flume, and Lake Winnipeseogee. Minor rubbing to the blindstamped cloth covers. The endpaper is chipped by the spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Album D'Ostende, Illustrators include Cham, Victor Eeckhout, H. Borremans, van Cuyck, Gerlier, F. Stroobant, J. Van de Putte, Baldisseroni, de Nestele (?) [spellings of these names somewhat elastic]
2 Illustrators include Cham, Victor Eeckhout, H. Borremans, van Cuyck, Gerlier, F. Stroobant, J. Van de Putte, Baldisseroni, de Nestele (?) [spellings of these names somewhat elastic] Album D'Ostende
Bruges and Ostende J. Buffa Half Morocco Very Good Cham, Victor Eeckhout, H. Borremans, van Cuyck, Gerlier, F. Stroobant, J. Van de Putte, Baldisseroni, de Nestele (?) [spellings of these names somewhat elastic] 
N.d., circa 1860. A fabulous collection of hand-colored plates of the popular Belgian beach resort, with a mix of character studies (mostly of the local, non-fashionable citizenry), humorous genre scenes and views of the beach, the architecture, the beachgoers, the sea. 52 plates in all, all but one of which is hand-colored, the final plate is a folding tinted panorama of the beach looking in from the sea . Some of the beach scenes are evocative of Boudin. The mix of humor and more sober portraits lends a balance from which we can better approximate the culture and atmosphere at this early destination resort. And through the pictures we can sense the uneasy embrace of the vacationing bathers with the sea. The colored plates are all 13.5 by 10 inches, or 34 by 25 cm, including their margins. The plates are mostly clean, but there is some finger soiling and the like in the margins, and a few plates have chips and small chunks of card missing, never affecting the images. Rebacked with attractive green morocco. The contemporary cloth boards are soiled, with a few minor edge dings. No title, and no evidence there ever was one. 
Price: 4500.00 USD
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Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured Views of the Most Striking Scenes and of the Principal Works Belonging to the New Road Constructed Over that Mountain, Engraved from Designs by J. and J. Lory, of Neufchatel; And Accompanied with Particulars Historical and Descriptive by Federic Schoberl., Schoberl, Frederic.  Illustrated by J. and J. Lory
3 Schoberl, Frederic. Illustrated by J. and J. Lory Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, By Way of the Simplon: Illustrated with Thirty Six Coloured Views of the Most Striking Scenes and of the Principal Works Belonging to the New Road Constructed Over that Mountain, Engraved from Designs by J. and J. Lory, of Neufchatel; And Accompanied with Particulars Historical and Descriptive by Federic Schoberl.
London R. Ackermann 1820 First Edition Quarter Morocco over Cloth Boards, with Custom Clo Very Good 
Imperial 8vo. 11 by 8 inches, 29 by 20 cm. [8], 136, [2], 8 pp. Plus 36 hand-colored aquatint plates, and tinted frontis map. Includes useful publisher's eight page catalog. One of the most beautiful of plate books, capturing some dramatic and treacherous scenery. Views include Sion, Lake Geneva, Brieg, Bridge at Ganther, Algaby, Ponte Alto, waterfall at Pissevache, bridge at St. Maurice, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Sesto, Milan, Lake Como, etc. Tooley 446, which notes that the work was issued later with title still dated 1820, but that is manifestly not the case here since plates are dated 1819 and 1820 and the publisher's quarter leather binding is consistent with the first issue as thus. (Some plates were issued earlier in Ackermann's Repository.) The publication itself should be seen as a product of the building appreciation of Alpine and Swiss scenery, once scorned, that began in the 1700s, and in particular British fascination with it. Custom clamshell case. Some offsetting from plates, including from frontis to title. Soiling of frontis in margins especially. Clamshell box has a few loose seams along joints and other minor wear. Plates have watermarks from 1819 and 1820. 
Price: 5400.00 USD
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A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and Parts adjacent;  From the Earliest Accounts, to the Beginning of the Year 1770.  . . ., Society of Gentlemen;  revised, corrected and improved by Henry Chamberlain.
4 Society of Gentlemen; revised, corrected and improved by Henry Chamberlain. A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and Parts adjacent; From the Earliest Accounts, to the Beginning of the Year 1770. . . .
London J. Cooke 1769 First Edition Thus Half Calf, Marbled Boards Very Good Plus 
1769 or 1770. Folio, 36 by 24 cm. 682, [10] pp. 67 copper engravings, including frontis and three maps, two of which are folding. With four page list of subscribers, appendix and index. Also engraved headpiece, first page of text. Page 225 has smattering of ink stains, and one margin tear, and facing 224 with single small ink stain -- nothing, though, is unreadable. Small hole affecting three leaves (pp. 235 to 240), with a letter to three letters affected per page. A few other small stains in the book, but generally the leaves are clean, even remarkably so. Plate facing 596 with margin chip and small closed tear. Pagination of page 410 rendered as "401". Joints repaired. Spine calf cracked and somewhat chipped. Nonetheless, contemporary binding remains handsome, and this is overall a very lovely, and complete, copy of this magisterial work on London. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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