SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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WILKINSON, Henry.
Sketches of Scenery in the Basque Provinces of Spain, with a selection of national music

Published
London: Ackermann, 1838.
References
Bobins II 572; Abbey Travel 155; Pilau 375536.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Ackermann, 1838.
Ref
1251

FIRST EDITION. 4to., vii, 48, [ii], 32pp., 12 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates after Wilkinson, scattered light foxing, original reddish brown cloth lettered in gilt to upper cover, re-backed, cloth faded, a very good copy. One of the scarcest colour plate books on Spain - plates include a view of the Carlist Fort El Parque with Fuentarabia and the mouth of the Bidossoa. Coloured plates in order: 1. Renteria. 2. Plains of Vittoria. 3. Alza, Renteria and Lesso. 4. Passages, Lord John Hay's Position. 5. Port of Passages. 6. Carlist Fort El Parque with Fuentarabia and mouth of the Bidassoa. 7. Irun with the Bridge and Village of Behobia. 8. Fuentarabia. 9. Fuentarabia. 10. Hernani. 11. San Sebastian. 12. Burying Ground, St. Sebastian.