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Fine Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 707

Gell and Gandy. Pompeiana, with original watercolour illustrations.



The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii,

second edition, ‘Large Paper Copy’ original illustrations, plans and text inset into folio pages, with additional original images, , 2 original images loose, contemporary straight-grained olive green morocco, gilt extra, gilt decorated silk doublures, a.e.g., expertly re-cased and repaired retaining all parts of binding, cloth slipcase, Printed for Rodwell and Martin, 1821; Gell (Sir William) and John P. Gandy. Pompeiana, first edition, engraved additional pictorial title and 77 engraved plates and plans, contemporary green half morocco, gilt, extremities rubbed and worn, Printed for Rodwell and Martin, 1821, folio and 8vo. (2)

*** This ‘Large Paper Copy’ comes via a member of the Deering family formally the Gandy family. In total there are 92 original illustrations to include 4 coloured maps and plans, 26 watercolours, 46 ‘sepia’ wash illustrations, and 16 pen, ink, and pencil images, Gandy created these by the method of the ‘camera lucida’ to be able to get the most accurate reproductions available at that time.

Sold for £9,375

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