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8 Framfield Road
Highbury Fields
London
N5 1UU
Contact Nicholas Goodyer
Telephone 020 7226 5682
Specialists Illustrated Books of all Eras, Natural History, Applied Arts, Architecture, London, British Topography, Travel, Social History.
Nicholas Goodyer
Stand J04

A Fabulous Copy

Cotman (John Sell.).

Architectural Antiquities of Normandy... Notices by Dawson Turner., London, Printed for John and Arthur Arch, and J.S.Cotman, Yarmouth. 1822

2 volumes bound in 1, large and substantial folio (14 x 20ins, 350 x 500mm) fine full tan coloured Russia, gilt, and elaborately blind tooled with cathedral-rose window patterns to covers, gilt, blind rolled edges, backstrip gilt in panels, all edges gilt, a couple of small abrasions, but nevertheless fine. 100 copper-engraved plates (5 double-page counting as 2 each), 3 plates spotted, otherwise it would be difficult to imagine a better copy. Only Edition.
Known as the Super Royal Folio, Lowndes describes this as “a highly valuable and faithful delineation of hereto inedited monuments”. This is not the edition with proof plates on India Paper, but nevertheless exceeds the tallest copy of which I can find an accurate record.
£1,500