Daniells' Oriental Scenery
T. and W. Daniell
Illustrated By: T. and W. Daniell 1813 (London)
Parts Third and Fourth, Containing Views of the Architecture Antiquities and Landscape Scenery of Hindoostan. Comprising of 48 aquatint plates in total. Half-bound in red leather with marble boards. Recently rebacked to improve the binding and rescue the spine; original spine has been retained, and the new leather spine underneath is visible where it joins the original spine to both front and rear boards. Gilt title and embellishments to original spine, as well as five rather eroded raised bands. Rubbing to the leather at extremities as a result of shelf wear, and some staining and scuffing to the marbled boards; in particular, there is a dark grease stain of approximately 10cm x 8cm to the front board. Gilt edges shine brightly. Binding tight. Small patch of rough paper to bottom left of front free endpaper where a sticker has been removed and taken some fibres with it. The book was gifted to the School of Art in Aberdeen by the Science and Art Department as a Prize in National Competition; the stamp and neat inscription are on the first plate, which serves as a title page detailing the information of the third part. Contents generally clean and bright, with some very minor foxing here and there and some instances of moisture damage which extends, at most, an inch and half into the page. The 21st plate has previously suffered a closed tear of about an inch and a half long, which has been neatly repaired from the rear so that the tape is not visible to the front of the plate; however, there is still a visible 'scar' where the edges have been joined. This book has obviously been well cared for, and remains in very good condition, with impeccably-presented plates. Please note that the dimensions of this book may require additional postage charges to be paid.
Book Condition: Very Good