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Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume: with Notices of the Remarkable Places Given in the Background

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Estimate: US$500 - US$800
Price realised:  US$360
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Title: Description of the Plates Representing the Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume: with Notices of the Remarkable Places Given in the Background Author: Craig [William Marshall] Place: [London] Publisher: [Richard Phillips] Date: [ca. 1805] Description: Unpaginated, 31 leaves of letterpress descriptions of trades, printed to one side only. 31 hand-colored copper engraved plates after William Marshall Craig + 3 ad pp. at rear. (4to) 25x19 cm (10x8"), half period morocco and marbled boards, gilt ruled spine with gilt designs in compartments, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. First Edition. Volume of 31 charming plates giving a fascinating insight into the London street life of the early 1800's. Each plate with its accompanying description features different types of traders in different areas of London. The book was published as a supplement to Phillips' Modern London. Scarce. Lot Amendments Condition: Wear and soiling to binding with rubbing to extremities, front hinge starting, rear board detached but present, offsetting to text pages opposite plates, light toning to plates, foxing throughout not marring illustrations; very good. Item number: 280803

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 602: Fine Books with Children's Literature, Art & Illustration
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2016
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