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(AUCTIONS) 10 Lear Ionian islands 208

Description: Lear Ionian islands

Views in the Seven Ionian islands


Author

Edward Lear
Date

London 1863

Description

First edition, folio 34,5x 51 cms.Original green pebble-grain cloth with original spine expertly restored. Gilt lettered on the front cover, yellow endpapers.Tinted lithographic title page with small vignette representing a view of Corfu and 20 tinted lithographs plates each with its explanatory page,introductory page , list of plates and subscribers list at the end of the book. This book was edited by Lear after his stay in the Ionian islands in 1854 where he was quite prolific taking sketches and drawings. Lear was able to represent the quietness and gorgeous landscapes and hills of the islands. The book was printed in 300 copies and nowadays became rare in the book market. A very nice and clean copy with very small restorations basically in the corners and margins of some plates. Blackmer 987,Weber 1183
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