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Dundee Its Quaint and Historic Buildings

By A. C. Lamb

1895

George Petrie : Nethergate

19" by 14.5"

35pp, Unpaginated

 

 

 

DETAILS

A lavishly illustrated signed limited edition work of Alexander Lamb's 'Dundee' a work on the streets and buildings of Dundee. Very very rare with the original wrapper.

Signed by the author to the edition page. Held in a full morocco dustwrapper. A limited edition work, being numbered two-hundred and two of the small paper editions. There were sixteen copies printed on Japanese paper, and one-hundred and fifty-five copies on large paper editions. 'Dundee' is an extensive work on the quaint buildings, streets, and closes in Dundee, all of which had been demolished in the 1870s onwards. Queen Victoria was presented with a lavish copy of this work. With a coloured frontispiece, two coloured maps, two plates showing keys to the maps, and fifty-three plates, some plates showing two illustrations. Written by Alexander Crawford Lamb. Lamb was a Scottish art collector, antiquarian, and writer, who collected a considered amount of paintings, literary works, china, and furniture throughout his life. He is best known for his work, for which he received great acclaim and praise. Illustrated by William Gibb. Gibb studied art at Edinburgh under Robert Scott Lander before moving to London and becoming an apprentice to the publishing and lithographic firm 'Day and Sons'. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original half morocco binding with pebbled cloth to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper with slight edgewear, with a closed tear to the tail of the spine. Marking to the wraps of the dustwrapper with light patches of loss. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with some spotting to the edges of pages, and to the reverse of the plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good in a Good dustwrapper

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