Lot 227ROBERTS, DAVID
Picturesque Sketches in Spain taken during the years 1832 & 1833 by... London: Hodgson & Graves, 1837. First edition. Publisher's lettered moire cloth, later morocco spine, original coated yellow endpapers. 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (55 x 37 cm); lithographed title, dedication/plate list on a single leaf, 25 tinted lithographic plates printed by Hullmandel on thick paper after Roberts's drawings, ad leaf. Wear and soiling to boards, neatly rebacked (now with light wear), blanks renewed, the final plate with a small marginal stain, scattered finger soil, toning and pale foxing, in all a respectable copy. With the bookplates of T.H. Guest and Ralph Roys.
Roberts had an essentially Romantic bent as an artist, and these drawings (made before his election to the Royal Academy in 1841) are striking in the extreme. Abbey Travel 152: "Roberts's first published set of views"; Hardie, p. 247.
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