SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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WIGHTWICK, George.
Select Views of the Roman Antiquities.

Published
London: published by the author, 1828.
References
Abbet Travel 182 (1827 ed); Bobins 605.
Plates
10
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London: published by the author, 1828.
Ref
5650

Folio, lithographed title and 9 hand coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary boards over 1/4 green cloth spine, preserved in a modern green cloth slipcase with white label to spine. MS inscription to title page: "To Miss Fortescue, with the Author's most respectful and sincere regards". Wightwick was an architect and his plates included here are of Roman structures. Coloured plates in order: 1. Pantheon. 2. Roman Forum. 3. Arch of Titus. 4. Arch of Constantine. 5. Coliseum. 6. Coliseum - interior from above. 7. Temple of Vesta & Fortuna Virilis. 8. Tomb of Plautius. 9. Temple of Vesta. 10. View at Tivoli.