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Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland [with] Life in England [with] Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 from the Library of J. R. Abbey

London, Privately Printed At the Curwen Press, 1952-57.

Folio. Limited edition of 500 copies, 5 vols, 3 parts, with numerous collotype plates: 1) Part 1 in 2 vols (Copy No. 119 and No. 153), with half title, title page in red and black within Greek fretwork border, both with pp. xx, 399 and 54 illustrations in the text and 34 finely illustrated plates, including a coloured frontispiece, tissue-paper guards and insert of four-leaved folio catalogue of the 1551 “Exhibition of Aquatint and other Colour-plate Books from the Library of J. R. Abbey at the National Book League”, plus news paper cutting of The Times Literary Supplement, dated Friday April 11 1952, introducing this book under the heading “English Topographical Books”; 2) Part 2 (Copy No. 179), titled Life in England (published in 1953), with half title, title page in red and black within Greek fretwork border, pp. xxi, 427, with 50 illustrations in the text and 32 finely illustrated plates, including a coloured frontispiece, tissue-paper guards and insert of news paper cutting of The Times Literary Supplement, dated Friday June 19 1953, introducing this book under the heading “Major Abbey’s Collection”; 3) Part 3 (Copy No. 64), titled Travel (1956-7), in 2 vols: xiii, 299, with 21 collotype plates, including fine coloured frontispiece, and 23 illustrations in the text; xiv, 301-675, with 17 collotype plates, including fine coloured frontispiece, and 29 illustrations in the text. Ex libris of L. C. Elger. Brown buckram, red morocco label with gilt lettering to spine. Upper edge gilt. An excellent copy.