Voyage Pittoresque et Historique de l'Espagne

LABORDE, Alexandre de

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Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Pierre Didot
Date Published: 1812

Description: 2 volumes (only) out of 4, volume 2 parts 1 & 2. Profusely illustrated with spectacular copper engravings showing a wide range of subjects including detailed records of architecture, antiquities, interiors, landscapes, town views and decorative arts. Volume 2 part I has 86 plates on 75 leaves, plus 2 full page maps. 50 pages of text (XIV + 36 pp). LACKS the following 5 plates: Frontispiece; V. Vue General de Cordove; XIV. Salle ou se Conservoit le Coran; LIX Salle ou sont les Baignoires; LXIII. Vue de l"alambra Prise des Bords du Daro. Volume 2 part II has 56 plates on 43 leaves, plus 2 large folding maps of Spain. 129 pages of text (XCI + 38), 2 pages of text bound out of order. LACKS 9 plates but includes an extra plate "Vue Perspective du Palais de l'Escurial" not mentioned in the index. The lacking plates are: V. Vue de l'Eglise de Notre Dame; XXXIII 2nd vue de Chateau de Coca; XXXVIIII Plan de l'Escurial; XXXIV. Vue Generale du Chateau de Saint Ildephonse; XXXV. Vue d'Escurial; XXXVI.Vue de l'Escurial, prise du Meme Chemin de Madrid; XXXVIII. Plan d'Escurial; XLIV. Vue de la Campagne d'Aranjuez; XLII. Vue de Madrid du Cote du Pont de Segovie; XLVIII. Vue de Madrid du Cote de Tolede. Elephant folio, first volume is half green leather (spine chipped), marbled boards, covers on volume 2 part II are detached and spine partially present. Some scattered foxing mainly in the margins, some water-staining in margins, tissue guards. Paris: Pierre Didot, 1812, 1820. Good (+).

Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 220088


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