Plate Books / Art & Architecture

Price: EUR 262,50

[Illustrated books] Mellin, G. H. / Thomson, N. H.

Museum för naturvetenskap, konst och historia. Utgifvet af G. H. Mellin och N. H. Thomson.

Stockholm. Tryckt hos N. H. Thomson / Gjöthström & Magnusson. 1835 - [1837] 28,5 x 25 cm. 2 volumes. Volume I: Title + 2 pp. (index) + 2 pp. (foreword) + (12 pp.) + 6 pp. + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + pp. 3-4 + (2 pp.) + pp. 5-6 + pp.3-4 + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + pp. 5-6 + pp. 11-12 + 2 pp. + pp. 9-10 + pp. 7-8 + 6 pp. + 16 pp. + 4 pp. + 4 pp. + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + 8 pp. + 12 pp. + Half title + 10 pp. + 22 pp. + 4 pp. + 4 pp. + 4 pp. + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + 4 pp. + 4 pp. + 4 pp. + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp. ) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp. + 98 lithographs. Volume II: Title + 162 pp. + (2 pp.) + 2 pp. + 4 pp. + 8 pp. + 4 pp. + (2 pp.) + 4 pp. + (2 pp.) + 12 pp. + (2 pp.) + 4 pp. + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp.) + (2 pp. book binder instruction) + 102 lithographs. Complete according to the copy in the Swedish Royal Library. The bookbinder instruction is not present in the Royal Library copy It is present in our copy.

Two uniformly bound volumes in maroon half calf. Four raised bands. Gilt titles and decorations at the spines. Blind stamped decorative borders at the board edges. Front board paper at volume one with slightly different color and texture. Beautiful bindings. Worn board edges. Bumped corners with some calf loss. Four corners cracked. Spines somewhat faded and with a couple of stains. Worn boards with small losses of board paper. Large paper loss at the front paste down in volume two. Some offsetting from the plates and the text. A few brown spots. Four plates and two text leaves with a large brown stain. One text leaf creased. Light browning to most pages. Two leaves and two plates with a small tear to the margin. One plate with short split along the plate mark. A nice copy.

An interesting book with some portraits and (bad) reproductions of art work, but mainly containing views and narratives from Sweden and around the world. Ten views of Stockholm and its surroundings. Plates also from Peru, Mexico, North America, London, Paris, Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Naples, Madrid, Saltzburg, Berlin, Copenhagen etc. A tour into the ancient world is also provided. One colored plate. This work is hard to find complete.

Item No: 711
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