PYRENEES. - MELLING. Voyage pittoresque dans... - Lot 149 - Ferri & Associés

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PYRENEES. - MELLING. Voyage pittoresque dans... - Lot 149 - Ferri & Associés
PYRENEES. - MELLING. Voyage pittoresque dans les Pyrénées françaises et dans les départements adjacents ou collection de 72 gravures représentant les sites, les monuments et les établissements les plus remarquables du Pays Basque, de la Navarre, du Béarn, du Bigorre, des comtés de Comminges et de Foix et du Roussillon, based on drawings by Melling, with text by J.-A. Cervini. P., by the author and Treuttel & Würtz, 1826-30. 2 oblong vol. in-fol. [5]f. (tit., litho. portrait of Melling, h.-t. map, table of plates and summary of text, plan of work), 160 p. 72 aquatint-engraved plates, broad red half-maroq, corners, ornate spine, eb (Simier, rel. du Roi). UNIQUE EXEMPLAIRE containing, in a separate album and all mounted on thick cream vellum, with finely calligraphed titles and nos, all 72 plates printed in color, colored and gouached. MAGNIFICENT CONDITION; LOVELY, FRESH SIMIER BINDING. Perret 2918; Bobins 540; "Much sought-after. One of the most voluminous Pyrenean works. Appeared in 12 issues, each containing 6 lithographs" (LABARERE, Essai de bibliogr aphie pyrénéiste, 1035).
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