CORFU and THE IONIAN ISLANDS, GIBRALTAR and SPAIN Collection of journals and sketchbooks by Lieutenant-General Henry Sandham of the Royal Engineers, comprising a sketchbook kept during a tour to Cadiz and on Gibraltar
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CORFU and THE IONIAN ISLANDS, GIBRALTAR and SPAIN Collection of journals and sketchbooks by Lieutenant-General Henry Sandham of the Royal Engineers, comprising a sketchbook kept during a tour to Cadiz and on Gibraltar
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CORFU and THE IONIAN ISLANDS, GIBRALTAR and SPAIN
Collection of journals and sketchbooks by Lieutenant-General Henry Sandham of the Royal Engineers, comprising a sketchbook kept during a tour to Cadiz and on Gibraltar, containing over 40 sketches (one dated 1827), a sketchbook kept in Gibraltar and the Ionian Island, especially Corfu, during the protectorate of Lord Nugent (High Commissioner 1832-5), containing over 50 views, and two miscellaneous journals and sketchbooks kept in the 1850s and 60s, in watercolour, sepia wash, pen-and-ink and pencil, in four volumes, partly disbound, many leaves loose, calf, 8vo

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  • A letter dated 1829 by Washington Irving to Sandham, discussing his drawings in Spain (well represented in this collection) was recently purchased from David J. Holmes by the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (11018/5, acc.89031).
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