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[Colour plate book] Mankell, O. A.

Stockholm[: aqvarelle-lithografier och tontryck ]

Tryckt hos Slachter & Seedorf, Stockholm. [1873] Oblong folio. 39 x 55 cm. Title page (in manuscript) + 14 colour printed lithographs. All.

Beautiful contemporary blind pressed boards in brown cloth. Calf spine. Elaborate gilt ornamentations and title in gilt at the front board and the spine. Gilt edges. Some wear and scratches to the binding. More to the board edges. Spine ends slightly damaged. Bumped corners. Some creases, tears and a couple of losses to the guard papers. Some browning to the end papers. Last plate with slight offsetting to the margins. Two plates with a small spot or two to the margins. Images in fine condition. A very nice and clean copy.

Fine views of Stockholm in the 1870s. Lively images depicts the city from classic vantage points. Beautiful vistas, "Down-town" areas and important buildings are shown, teeming with people, carriages, steam boats etc. Among the depicted buildings you can find the newly erected Grand Hotel and the Royal Library. The album gives an interesting insight on how life was in Stockholm in the 1870s. Otto August Mankell was an architecht, illustrator and lithographer. He executed several fine panoramas. His most famous is a bird´s eye panorama of Stockholm from the west, which was internationally recognized. He made two fine plate books with city views. The present one of Stockholm and another one on Gothenburg in 1884, containing 20 plates.

Item No: 2722