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    With Sixty Nine Magnificent Chromolithographs

    [Chromolithography]. Owen Jones and Jules Goury. Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra, from drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by the late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones. First edition. Two large folio volumes. Approximately 25.75 x 19 inches. [xii], 20; [iv]. With two chromolithographed title-pages and 102 full page plates (one plate is a fold-out plate, three are double-page and sixty seven are chromolithographs). Most plates in volume I have descriptive text leaves (no descriptive text for plates 30, 34, and 52); all plates have a protective sheet inserted. Bound by Wright in contemporary full brown morocco, boards elaborately ruled and paneled in gilt, spines paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, six raised bands, gilt board edges and turn ins, all edges gilt. Bindings worn, hinges and joints cracking or tender, several leaves (mainly blanks) creased or with some tears. A few plates with short tears or minor soiling. Still, a very good copy of a large and beautiful work.
    This book was many years in planning and production (Jones' partner in the endeavor, Goury, died during its production) and became one of the most important early examples of chromolithography.
    Abbey, Travel, 156


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