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1862-4:  GETTING YOUR PRIORIES STRAIGHT

1862-4: GETTING YOUR PRIORIES STRAIGHT

400 USD
Howitt, William and Mary.  Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain, Series One and Two,  2 volumes.   8vo., 22 x 16 cm., 228 pp, 224 pp. respectively.   London, 1862 & 1864.  WITH 53 MOUNTED ALBUMIN PLATES  by Bedford, Sedgfield, Wilson and Fenton.  Publisher embossed cloth with four photographic insets in two volumes.  Spine relaid of volume 1 and some corner bumping, volume 2 a bit dull and rubbed with some minor splitting of cloth at hinges and wear to head and foot of spine; some light to moderate foxing throughout in both volumes, heavier throughout volume 2, all edges gilt.   The photographs capture the graceful soul of abandoned abbeys and castles of Great Britain, whose decay inspired great artists and poets such as JMW Turner and William Wordsworth.  The volumes stand as splendid examples of the Victorian picturesque.  Ref: Gernsheim 162, 214  $400  #castles #abbeys #ruins #romanticism #albumins #AWBOOKSIGCAT2 Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold.  Please contact webuyrarebooks@gmail.com to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason