VIDAL, EMERIC ESSEX. 1791-1861.
Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video. London: R. Ackermann, 1820.
Folio (337 x 265 mm). xxvii, 115 pp. 24 hand-colored aquatint plates. Period full straight-grained morocco, raised bands, gilt spines, elaborate gilt and blind tooled borders to covers, all edges gilt. Mild offsetting from plates as well as from text (not affecting plates), light vertical creasing to leaves facing folding plates, spine a bit sunned, some scuffing and rubbing to covers.
Provenance: Moncure Biddle (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of "the only notable colour plate book in English dealing with the Argentine" (Tooley). With 1818 watermarks. Abbey Travel 698; Colas 3000; Sabin 99460; Tooley 495.