SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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CARTER, Capt. John Murray.
Select Views of the Rock and Fortress of Gibraltar.

London: Baily, Bros., M & N Hanhart, Cornhill, [1846].
Abbey Travel 126; Abbott 169; Bobins 561.
14 + 1
London: Baily, Bros., M & N Hanhart, Cornhill, [1846].

Folio, preface, list of plates, 1 leaf of descriptive text for each plate, lithographed title within black-ink ruled frame; 14 hand coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum Arabic, unsigned, mounted on card, 1 map. Dark half morocco portfolio with gilt rule and gilt embossed coat-of-arms of Gibraltar to upper cover, with original ties and text and plates unbound as issued. Several plates show military batteries, trooping of the guards etc. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. Statue of Lord Heathfield in the Alameda Gardens. 2. View of the Rock of Gibraltar, from Sandy Bay. 3. The Commercial Square, Commercial Library, and Main-Guard. 4. The Alameda. Trooping the Guards. 5. The Victoria Battery. 6. The Saluting Battery, Line Wall. Mons Abyla in the distance. 7. The South Barracks, from Rosia Bay. 8. Europa Pass. 9. The Mediterranean Battery. 10. The Wellington Bust, Alameda Gardens. 11. Southport and Prince Edward's Gates. 12. The Upper Room of the Gibraltar Garrison Library. 13. The Rock of Gibraltar, from the San Roque Road. 14. St.Michael's Cave. 15. [Map] Plan of the Bay, Rock & Town of Gibraltar [and small view inside St. Michael's Cave].