London und Paris (Complete in 24 Vols.) + Paris, Wien und London and Paris und Wien (Complete in 5 Vols.)
by C.A. Bottiger and C. Bertuch, Eds
Weimar, Germany: Halle und Rudolstadt, 1813. Hardcover. Very Good. James Gillray et al.. A very scarce example of this complete set, an exhaustive study of late 18th/early 19th century London, Paris --and, finally, Vienna. Published in Weimar, Germany, the text thruout is supplemented by an astounding array of fold-out plates (most of which were created and hand-colored by the leading caricaturists and illustrators of the day, such as Britain's James Gillray). The first 24 volumes (comprising all of "London und Paris", 1798-1810) consist of 268 copper plates (228 of which are fold-outs) and of those, 143 are hand-colored. In the remaining 5 volumes ("Paris, Wien und London" and "Paris und Wien", 1811-1813), there are 42 copper plates (25 of which are fold-outs) and of these, 10 are hand-colored. The set appears in its original bindings (unprinted gray boards) and every volume has its original decorative title-label at the spine. In each case, the spine labels have held up nicely and boast bright gilt-lettering. There is some minor water-staining to a number of the volumes. A little more than half of the 29 volumes show anywhere from minute (in most cases) to moderate staining along the spines. Very few of the front or rear covers are affected (only 3 of the volumes show staining here) and only several of the volumes have noticeable staining to the text (with only a very small handful of plates affected at all). Even with the staining, the set merits a solid VG (with no writing or markings to speak of, beyond light, forgiveable foxing) and remains very impressive and imposing. Uniform 12 mos, one of the great records of social and cultural machinations at the dawn of 19th century London, Paris and Vienna. (Kirchner 1770, Die Schwester 1279a, Hayn-Gotendorf IV, 246). This set is included in the permanent collections at the Library of the British Museum and the Austrian National Library.
(Inventory #: 13091)
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