[Colour plate book] Klingspor, Carl Arvid / Schlegel, Bernhard / Nay, A
Uplands Herregårdar med beskrifande text af Carl Arvid Klingspor och Arvid Schlegel. Teckningar och litografi af A. Nay.
Stockholm. F. & G. Beijers Förlag. Central-Tryckeriet. [1877 ] - 1881. Folio. 25 x 37 cm. Title + (2 pp. contents) + pp. 5-38 + 278 text leaves in double columns + 1 folding table + 60 colour printed lithographs. The final text leaf to the estate "Bogesund" is missing.
Contemporary red half calf. Green boards. Gilt title and decorations at the spine. Ex Libris at the front paste down. Crudely rebacked. Miscolouring of parts of the spine from the glue used for the rebacking. Repaired crack at the spine. Original spine preserved. Bumped corners. Some wear and a few stains to the binding. Front inner joint cracked. A couple of text pages with a stain to the margin. One text leaf partly loose. Some guard papers with creases and tears, a couple with losses. New guard paper to one plate. Clean interior. No foxing. All the plates in very nice condition.
The book depicts charming country estates in the district of Uppland just north of Stockholm. Each view is accompanied by a text description on the history, land holdings, production etc. Uppland has always been one of the richest districts in Sweden, and subsequently has many fine estates. The lithographs were executed by Alexander Nay, some after his own drawings. He was a productive and skilled artist who lithographed many important plate books in Sweden and Denmark. A few examples are "Sverige Framstäldt i Taflor" 1856, "Herregårdar uti Södermanland" 1869 and "Upsala", two editions 1870 and 1877. The text by Carl Arvid Klingspor and Bernhard Schlegel.
Item No: 2727