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LINTON, William (1791--1876)
Sketches in Italy: being a selection from upwards of five hundred of the most striking and picturesque scenes in various parts of Piedmont; the Milanese, Venetian, and Roman states; Tuscany; and the Kingdom of Naples. Sketched during a tour in the years 1828 and 1829, and drawn on stone, with historical and descriptive references, a map, and index en route, by William Linton. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London: published by the author, 19, Blenheim Street; and Downshire Hill Cottage, Hampstead, 1832.
2 vols ; 54.8 cm. (2°)
I: [4], 24 p., [1], 48 litho. pl.
II: [2], 25--49, [1] p., [1], 49--96 litho. pl., [1] litho. map

Issued in 12 numbers which appeared at two monthly intervals, each containing 8 plates, added to which were two full-size, un-numbered plates (called 'vignettes') at the beginning and end of the collection and a final map of Linton's route.

Copy Notes Soane's copy is of India proofs. On the front paste-down is a [4] page printed announcement of the ninth number, dated June 1832 (q.v.) which is inscribed in ink on the final page The Remaining Notices are upon the / inside of Cover of Mrs Hofland's poetry, i.e. Barbara Hofland, Poetical illustrations ..., 1832 (q.v.). Linton had written to Soane on 29 March 1833 enclosing a copy of the Poetical illustrations and presumably the advertisement described above, as an inducement to subscribe to the Sketches in Italy. The ALs from Linton includes a copy of Soane's reply dated 10 April, requesting the sight of the work when completed. (Priv. Corr. I.L.13).

Binding Contemporary C19th red moiré cloth, black morocco spine-label, gilt-lettered.

Reference Number 4183


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