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LEWIS'S ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONSTANTINOPLE Made During a Residence in That City in the Years 1835-6 by  John Frederick LEWIS - First Edition - 1838 - from Loe Books and

LEWIS'S ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONSTANTINOPLE Made During a Residence in That City in the Years 1835-6

by LEWIS, John Frederick

Condition: Near Fine/No Dust Jacket

London: T. McLean, D.& P. Colnaghi and John F. Lewis [1838]., 1838. Complete with all Lithographic plates as called for; tinted frontispiece, tinted title-vignette, further 27 tinted views on 25 leaves, all by Lewis after Coke Smyth. A very clean bright copy. Finely bound in modern brown morocco to style with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt bands to the top and bottom of the spine. Contents clean and tight, new light brown endpapers in keeping with the new binding, two blank leaves to the front and rear, all pages have been professionally cleaned and restored by a paper conservator, minimal and unobtrusive water staining remains to some pages and plates, mostly confined to the margins and blank areas, most plates unaffected, new archival paper guards to all plates, no inscriptions. A fine complete copy, beautifully rebound. References -. Abbey, Travel II, 394; Atabey 722; Blackmer 1015; Contominas 413; RIBA 1886.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by John F. Lewis. Folio (approx. 55 x 36.5cm).


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