Auction 121, Lot 874

"The Beauties of the Bosphorus, Volume I", Pardoe, Julia

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1838 (published)

Publication: George Virtue (publisher)

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 10.5 inches
21.6 x 26.7 cm

Division 1 of this classic travel book of the Romantic period from drawings by W.H. Bartlett. With a handsome portrait of Sultan Abdul Medschid Chan on the frontis, and a lovely engraved Barbyses in the Valley of Sweet Waters scene on the title page. All 25 steel engraved plates have their original tissue guards intact. This example also includes a 12 page Introduction, 36 pages of descriptive text and 4 pages of advertisements for other publications from Virtue & Co. Original hardbound in red cloth with decorative gilt title on the spine. The covers are extravagantly embossed and feature gilt vignettes of a sultan on the front board, and an allegorical figure representing a river on the back cover. All edges gilt.


Condition: B+

Contents generally very good with only occasional foxing. Covers lightly soiled with corners bumped. Spine has minor loss at the extremities only and the binding is sound.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/26/2007