SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BOYS, Thomas Schotter.
Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp & Rouen and Drawn from Nature on Stone.

London: Thomas Bous, 1839.
Abbey Travel 33; Tooley 105; Twyman 211; Burch pp.194-96; Martin Hardie pp.249-50; Bobins 512.
25 + 1
London: Thomas Bous, 1839.

Folio; lithographed title, 28 hand-coloured lithographs on 25 leaves by Hullmandel, dedication leaf. 1/4 morocco-backed blue watered cloth, upper board, and the spine is gilt-lettered. "These plates were produced by a process called chromolithography, according to the publishers, who observe that this is a very beautiful book and one that should take preference over its later and more popular rival, the Original Views of London as it is, 1842" (Abbey Scenery). This volume features Hullmandel's great and often under-estimated technical and artistic achievement in making the transmission of such drawings possible. Boys pays a deserved tribute to Hullmandel in his dedication. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Fish Market, Antwerp / Hospice des Vieillards, Ghent. 3. Belfry, Ghent. 4. Byloke, Ghent. 5. Tour de Remy, Dieppe. 6. L'Hotel de Ville, Arras. 7. Laon Cathedral. 8. Rue du Rivage, Abbeville. 9. St. Laurent, Rouen. 10. Rue de la Grosse Horolge, Rouen. 11. L'Abbaye St. Amand, Rouen. 12. Hotel de Cluny, Paris. (exterior) 13. Hotel de Cluny, Paris p. (interior) 14. Hotel de Sens, Paris. 15. Church of St. Severin, Paris. 16. Porte Rouge, Notre-Dame, Paris / Doorway of Hotel, Rue des Marmousets, Paris. 17. La Sainte Chapelle, Paris. 18. Rue Notre-Dame, Paris. 19. Church of St. Etienne du Mont, Paris. 20. St. Etienne du Mont, with the Pantheon. 21. Pavillon de Flore, Tuileries. 22. Hotel de la Tremoiille, Paris / Vielle rue du Temple, Paris. 23. The Institute, Paris. 24. Notre-Dame, Paris. 25. Notre-Dame, Chartres. 26. St. Andre, Chartres.