SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1851.

London: Lloyd Brothers & Co., 1851.
Abbey Scenery 246; not in Rydell; not in King Victorian Decorated Bindings. Bobins II 676
London: Lloyd Brothers & Co., 1851.

Large folio [610 x 430mm] hand-coloured lithographs by Day & Son. Title and 24 plates on thick paper; some foxing to a few margins and the verso of one plate. Original publishers roan backed morocco grained blue cloth, the upper cover with a design by John Leighton initialed 'JL'. A rare work of these very detailed and splendid views of interior and exterior scenes by leading artists of the day John Absolon Walter Goodall R. Goodall Henry Clark Pidgeon Thomas Harrington Wilson William Telbin and Edwin Thomas Dolby. Coloured plates in order: 1. The Nave and Transept. 2. Title page. The Coalbrookdale Dome. 3. The Indian Tent. 4. The Indian Court (No.2). 5. In the Fine Arts Court. 6. In the West Nave. 7. part of the Furniture Court, from the West Nave. 8. Part of the Stationery Court, from the West Nave. 9. Church Furniture. 10. Bradford Court. 11. The Furniture Court (No.2). 12. Birmingham. 13. The Indian Court (No.1). 14. The Transept from the South Gallery. 15.The China Court. 16. The Amazon (East Nave). 17. Godfrey of Bouillon, (East Nave). 18. America. 19. Russia. 20. The Turkish Court. 21. In The North Transept. 22. Her Majesty's Retiring Room. 23. France. 24. France, (Sevres Court). 25. In the Agricultural Court.