PYNE, William Henry (1769-1843). The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. London: for A. Dry, 1819.
3 volumes, folio (335 x 270 mm). 100 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, D. Havell and J. Baily after R. Cattermolle, J. Stephanoff, G. Samuel, C. Wild, and W. Westall. (Occasional mostly marginal spotting and toning to text; ca 7 plates trimmed close affecting imprint.) Contemporary black morocco gilt with gilt floral, turn-ins gilt, edges gilt (rubbing to extremities). FIRST EDITION of Pyne's pictorial record of the exteriors and interior decorative arts and furnishings of English royal residencies during the early nineteenth century, considered one of the most ambitious aquatint books published on English interiors. Abbey Scenery 396; Ray 42; Tooley 389.
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