SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Voyage en Italie.

ANON: 1922.
ANON: 1922.

Quarto, contemporary quarter binding in calf, marbled boards, illustrated and lettered in ink to spine. Boards lightly rubbed. In good condition. Illustrated in original Indian ink, wash and hand coloured drawings. Manuscript and drawings are by the hand of the author; Monsieur Jolas. It is the story of a journey through Italy; Turin, Milan, Ravenna, Florence, Genoa with, at the return, the visit of the Colonial Exhibition in Marseille. Fine calligraphy throughout, illustrated with a number of fine watercolours. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Branch with small birds perched on it. 3. Colonnade St. Laurent a Milan. 4. Pair of boating scenes on a lake. 5. Tour du Baradello / Lac Mejeur - Isola Bella. 6. Venise. La Piazzetta. 7. Venise. La rive des esclavons. 8. Venise. Le Pont des Soupirs. 9. Venice. Canal San Barnaba. 10. Venise. La Salute. 11. Pair of small Venetian water scenes. 12. Florence. Le Pont-Vecchio. 13. Florence. L'Arno et le Pont S. Trinita. 14. Florence. Vue du Jardin de Boboli. 15. Florence. Vue générale. 16. Florence. Place S. Annunciata. 17. La cote. Oliviers. 18. Tâta africain / Village negre.