LAMB, Alexander Crawford. Dundee. Its Quaint and Historic Buildings. The Illustrations are from Drawings made by William Gibb.

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LAMB, Alexander Crawford. Dundee. Its Quaint and Historic Buildings. The Illustrations are from Drawings made by William Gibb. Dundee, George Petrie, Nethergate 1895.

Large folio (48 x 39 cm). Original maroon half crushed morocco over pebble-grained cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, morocco dust-wrappers (a little damaged), top edge gilt, patterned endpapers in blue and gold; pp. [xvi], lix, 18, [2], errata slip, colour frontispiece, 59 tinted lithographic plates, 2 colour facsimiles of manuscript maps wit explanatory letterpress on accompanying sheets; a little rubbing to extremities, initially and towards the end a little spotted; a very good copy of an uncommon and impressive work.
First edition, no. 233 of the 'Small Paper Edition' (357 copies printed), signed by the author. According to the limitation note there were even 'Large Paper Copies' with a printrun 155. I very much doubt this, as this 11-kilo book is large enough. Alexander Crawford Lamb was a Scottish art collector, antiquarian, and writer. The illustrator William Gibb had studied art at Edinburgh under Robert Scott Lander before being apprenticed to the leading lithographic firm Day and Sons. Lamb and Gibb produced a lasting memory of the city as it was before the extensive demolition of the old infrastructure in the late 19th century. - No free shipping.

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