GIGAULT DE LA SALLE (ACHILLE-ETIENNE)] Voyage pittoresque en Sicile, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1822-1826
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GIGAULT DE LA SALLE (ACHILLE-ETIENNE)]
Voyage pittoresque en Sicile. Dédié a son altesse royale Madame la Duchesse de Berry, 2 vol.
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,469) inc. premium
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GIGAULT DE LA SALLE (ACHILLE-ETIENNE)] Voyage pittoresque en Sicile, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1822-1826 GIGAULT DE LA SALLE (ACHILLE-ETIENNE)] Voyage pittoresque en Sicile, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1822-1826
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[GIGAULT DE LA SALLE (ACHILLE-ETIENNE)]
Voyage pittoresque en Sicile. Dédié a son altesse royale Madame la Duchesse de Berry, 2 vol., first edition, edited by J.F. d'Ostervald, half-titles, 92 aquatint plates (several tinted) after Theodore and Thales Fielding, Copley-Fielding, Bonnington, Huber, Vauzelle, Lesaint, Roumy, Renoux, Coignet and others, one engraved map (of 2, as usual), tissue guards (one missing, one torn), contemporary red morocco gilt, elaborately tooled panneled sides, spines with 7 compartments within raised bands, gilt dentelles, g.e., one longish "v" shape scuff on upper cover of one cover, a few abrasions [cf. Abbey Travel 262; Brunet V 1379], large folio (580 x 450mm.), Paris, P. Didot, l'ainé, 1822-1826

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  • Finely bound copy of a scarce work, magnificently illustrated with uncoloured or tinted lithographed views of Sicily, its antiquities, major towns and landscapes. It was originally published in 24 parts, in both coloured (as in Abbey copy) and uncoloured states.
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