Auction 93, Lot 483

"The Isle of Wight",

Subject: Isle of Man

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: G. Brannon

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 5.7 inches
24.6 x 14.5 cm

The title page bills the book as "serving equally the purposes of a useful accompaniment to any of the un-illustrated local guides, or as a drawing-book for copying in pencil by the Tyro, and to assist the amateur in sketching from nature". It contains 30 uncolored copper engravings with brief descriptions of the most prominent sites on the island.


Condition: B

Pages have some light damp stains, some affecting the margins of the images. Hardbound. Bookplate of a previous owner dated 1896 on title page. Binding a bit scuffed, but sound.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/6/2000