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    Profusely Illustrated by Thomas Gainsborough

    Thomas Gainsborough. A Collection of Prints Illustrative of English Scenery, from the Drawings and Sketches of Thos. Gainsborough, R. A.... Engraved by W. F. Wells and J. Laporte. London: H. R. Young, 1819.

    Later edition, after the 1805 edition. Title page watermarked 1818. Illustrated with 60 soft-ground etchings, 37 of which are hand-tinted via watercolor wash. Folio.

    Modern half brown polished morocco over light brown cloth with gilt spine titles and decorative tooling in gilt and black inside compartments with four raised bands. All edges gilt. Only minimal bottom edge wear to the binding. Very minor scattered foxing and some fingerprint staining throughout the text. Minor marginal dampstaining to a few pages. Mild offsetting at most plates. Overall, a lovely copy in near fine condition.


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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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