Colored Aquatints by Mornay

    [Mornay]. A Picture of St. Petersburgh, Represented in a Collection of Twenty Interesting Views of the City, the Sledges, and the People. Taken on the Spot, at the Twelve Different Months of the Year: and Accompanied with an Historical and Descriptive Account. London: Edward Orme, [n.d.].

    Folio. Thirty-four pages of text. Text bears a dated watermark of 1825. Fifteen colored aquatints, which show watermark dates of 1829 and 1831. Missing uncolored frontispiece, as well as five of the colored plates.

    Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Leather title label to front board. Missing backstrip. Boards detached. Pages disbound. Boards heavily worn. Pages chipping at the edges. Some of the plates have a narrow strip of brown tape mounted to the rear at the top edge. Overall, a good copy.

    The plates are all after drawings by Mornay, engraved by John Heaviside Clark and Matthew Dubourgh, and printed by J. F. Dove.

    Abbey, 226.

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