SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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ALBANIS - BEAUMONT, Jean Francois.
Select Views of the Antiquities and Harbours in the South of France; with Topographical and Historical Descriptions. / By the Author of the Rhaetian Alps

London: W. Faden & J. Edwards, 1794.
Benezit I:233; Abbey Travel 51; Cox I:164; Bobins II 509; Prideaux p. 327.
London: W. Faden & J. Edwards, 1794.

Contemporary gilt-lined crimson morocco over marble boards, flat spine in seven compartments of gilt bands and floral motifs, gilt text on two, edges and endpapers marbled. Spine and extremities showing signs of wear. Complete with 16 plates, including engraved title, 12 finely hand-coloured aquatints of French views, two town plans, and one plate of bas-reliefs of antique ornaments. Folio. Aside from minor offsetting from plates, this scarce book is in very good condition. The plates are clean and crisp. Bookplate of Thomas Baskerfeild [sic]. P. (6), Engr. title, blank, introduction 3-4, 5-54, index of plates (2), (6). The plates are signed. Coloured plates in order: 1. Harbour of Antibes. 2. Toulon. 3. Antiquity of St. Remi. 4. Harbour & City of Marseilles. 5. Canal of Orgon. 6. Entrance of the Bay of Toulon. 7. Temple of Caius & Lucius Caesar or Maison Carree. 8. Colossaeum or Amphitheatre at Nismes. 9. Turris Magna or Tourmagne. 10. Pont du Gard. 11. Triumphal Arch or Orange in Dauphiny. 12. Pyramid near Vienna in Dauphiny.