France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities, Military and Ecclesiastical Architecture, &c. Thomas ALLOM, G N. Wright.
France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities, Military and Ecclesiastical Architecture, &c.

France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities…
France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities, Military and Ecclesiastical Architecture, &c.

London: Fisher, Son, & Co., n.d. but 1845-, 1847.

Four volumes, quarto, each with engraved titlepage featuring vignette, 144 full page plates engraved on steel, a very attractive set in full morocco gift binding, elaborately gilt and embossed.

Fine steel-engravings of French scenery

A lovely set of one of Allom's lavish topographical works, with the supplemental fourth volume, 'A Summer and Winter in Paris', in a matching binding. This work is not commonly seen complete, as thus.

A lovely set of one of Allom's lavish topographical works, with the supplemental fourth volume, 'A Summer and Winter in Paris', in a matching binding. This work is not commonly seen complete, as thus.

Richly illustrated, the steel engravings, which include many fine views of nineteenth-century France, are drawn by Thomas Allom (1804-1872), an English artist and architect. Although he was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects, Allom is chiefly remembered for his many beautiful topographical works, which were often used in such travel books. This series was completed after his early work on Turkey and Asia Minor, but before his perhaps more famous China Illustrated of 1845.

Price (AUD): $2,100.00  other currencies     Ref: #3706043

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