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Auction: Auction 11.07.2000
was auctioned on: 11 July 2000
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LONDON - [CRAIG, William Marshall]. Descriptions of the plates, repesenting the Itinerant Traders of London in their ordinary costume; with notices of the remarkable places given in the background. London: Richard Phillips, 1804 [watermarked 1803 (te...

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,206 - US$1,809
Price realised:  £8,225
ca. US$12,404
Lot number 847, Views: 29

LONDON - [CRAIG, William Marshall]. Descriptions of the plates, repesenting the Itinerant Traders of London in their ordinary costume; with notices of the remarkable places given in the background. London: Richard Phillips 1804 [watermarked 1803 (text), 1804 (plates)]. 4° (248 x 197mm). 31 hand-coloured engraved plates with integral grey wash borders, extra-illustrated with 31 hand-coloured views of London, all cut-down and mounted to size, most aquatints, most taken from Ackermann's Repository of Arts . Later red morocco gilt, by Root & Son., t.e.g. Provenance : J.R. Dickinson Byfield (inscription, signature); unidentified armorial leather book-label. A very fine copy of this part work, published as parts of Sir Richard Phillips' Modern London (1805) with the first issue of Craig's plates, supplemented by appropriate plates extracted from Ackermann's Repository of Arts . Abbey Life 271; cf. Tooley 370. [ With :] [S.W. FORES (publishers). Buildings of London London: Fores, 1792-1794]. (Sheet size: 120 x 115mm). 20 hand-coloured engraved views of individual buildings, within roundels, 12 with border outside the roundel with grey wash, mounted on later card. 20th-century red straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges, by Morrell. A selection from a Fores series, which according to Abbey, was complete with 24 views, published four-to-a-plate on 6 leaves. Each building is indentified beneath the image and the series as a whole shows very high quality hand-colouring. Cf. Abbey Scenery 203. (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 11.07.2000
Date of the auction: 11 Jul 2000 - 13 Jul 2000
Address: Christie's
London, King Street