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Aka-Kuf.
Aka-Kuf.
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
n.d. 1923. Third Mesopotamian Set limited to 90.
Etching. 217 x 107mm.
Charles William Cain [1893-1962] A student of Camberwell School of Art and then an illustrator/cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star until WWI when he joined the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 1123]   £220.00  
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Al-Ajik, beyond Samaria.
Al-Ajik, beyond Samaria.
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
n.d. 1921 Second Mesopotamian Set limited to 40.
Etching. 220 x 105mm.
Charles Cain travelled in Persia, living in Baghdad for some years.
[Ref: 1124]   £240.00  
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Alkou and The Lake of Shahee.
Alkou and The Lake of Shahee.
James Morier del.t T. Fielding sculp.t
Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London March 31.st 1818.
Aquatint. 185 x 227mm (7¼ x 9"). Some scuffing and small creases. Cut inside platemark.
A view in Persia. From Morier's "A Second Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, between the years 1810 and 1816".
Abbey Travel: 358.9.
[Ref: 29644]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Types Armenien Et Musulman.
Types Armenien Et Musulman. [Perse.)
Dessine d'apres nature et lith. par Jules Laurens. Imp. par Lemercier, r. de Seine 57, Paris.
Publie par Pierre-Bertrand, Editeur. [n.d., c.1859.]
Lithograph, image 375 x 296mm.
Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens (1825 - 1901) travelled with the geographer Xavier Hommaire de Hell on a scientific journey to Turkey and Persia, making over a thousand drawings of the sites, costumes and people he encountered. After Hommaire died of cholera in 1848 Laurens sent his notes back to his widow in Paris who completed a full account of their travels, 'Voyage en Turquie et en Perse, exe´cute´ par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendant les anne´es 1846, 1847 et 1848', containing many lithographs by Laurens.
[Ref: 7700]   £230.00  
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With the tides to Baghdad.
With the tides to Baghdad.
Charles Cain. [Pencil Signature]
[n.d. c. 1924]
Drypint etching. Plate size: 100 x 215mm. 4 x 8½".
Charles William Cain [1893-1962] A student of Camberwell School of Art and then an illustrator/cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star until WWI when he joined the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia the Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1.
[Ref: 27946]   £230.00  
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Gamron, cen groot vlek in het Lantschap Kirman, niet verre van Ormus, gelegen aen den Perziaenschen zeeboezem.
Gamron, cen groot vlek in het Lantschap Kirman, niet verre van Ormus, gelegen aen den Perziaenschen zeeboezem. Gamron, sinus Persici vicus olim exigius nunc vero maxime opulentus.
Pet: Schenk.
Amst. C.P. [n.d. c.1702.]
Engraving. Plate 209 x 267mm. 8¼ x 10½". Tear outside platemark on left.
View of Bandar Abbas in Iran, formerly known in the west as Gamron, Persia.
[Ref: 20607]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Leezan. Country Of The Tiyari.
Leezan. Country Of The Tiyari.
R. Clive, Del. Dickinson & Co. Lith.
[1852.]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 435 x 595mm. 17¼ x 23½". Some spotting.
Plate 17 to Robert Clives' folio 'Sketches between the Persian Gulf & Black Sea', 24 plates, Dickinson Bros., London 1852.
British Library: 000726770.
[Ref: 9963]   £180.00  
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The Euphrates and the Tigris from D'Anville's Atlas.
The Euphrates and the Tigris from D'Anville's Atlas.
Haywood del. Bowen sculp.
Engraved for Jno. Harrison, No 115 Newgate Street. April 7, 1788.
Engraving. 360 x 420mm.
Map of the Near East after the French cartographer d'Anville, showing the showing Syria, Kurdistan & Iraq.
[Ref: 3046]   £220.00  
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A Plan of the City of Babylon According to Herodotus and F. Kircher.
A Plan of the City of Babylon According to Herodotus and F. Kircher.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving. 320 x 435mm (12½ x 17¼") very large margins. Folded twice, as issued.
A fanciful plan of ancient Babylon, marking the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens.
[Ref: 40539]   £240.00  
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Jeesdagaes
Jeesdagaes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½").
Views of a mountain village in modern-day Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn visited this village while travelling from Isfahan to Shiraz.
[Ref: 41199]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Jeune Perse.
Le Jeune Perse.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Very fine watercolour. 215 x 170mm (8½ x 6¾"). Laid on sheet.
A young, elegantly dressed Persian girl, with an ornate turban headdress.
[Ref: 30699]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Khatchadour D'hohannes Officier du Prince Royal de Perse. Costes. Etrangers.
Khatchadour D'hohannes Officier du Prince Royal de Perse. Costes. Etrangers.
d’après de Lecluse. 1816. Hte. Pauquet.
Pauquet freres, editeurs. Impe. Fosset, Fbg. St. Jacques, 19. 5me. Liv. No.9. Bureaux des modes et costumes historiques Rue d'Enfer, 119 et Rue Richelieu, 78.
Hand-coloured engraving and stipple. 292 x 222mm. 11½ x 8¾".
[Ref: 15660]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Interior Of The Chief's House At The Kurdish Village Of Espindar.
Interior Of The Chief's House At The Kurdish Village Of Espindar.
R. Clive Del. Dickinson & Co. Lith. [Artist's monogram and dated 1852 in plate lower right.]
[1852.]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 435 x 595mm. 17¼ x 23½". Some spotting/foxing.
Interior view in a Kurdish household in modern day northern Iraq. A European traveller, presumably the artist's travelling companion, in foreground to left. Plate 20 to Robert Clives' folio 'Sketches between the Persian Gulf & Black Sea', 24 plates, Dickinson Bros., London 1852.
British Library: 000726770.
[Ref: 9966]   £120.00  
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Cavaliers du Kurdistan
Cavaliers du Kurdistan Dessin tiré de l'album du voyage en Perse du Commandant Duhousset
Paris, L. Cremière édit 28 rue de Laval Imp. Lemercier & C.ie Paris
Chromolithograph, printed area 185 x 255mm (7¼ x 10"). Large margins.
Asian subject after a drawing by Emile Duhousset, a commandant in the French army who was part of the French military mission to Persia in 1859-60. In Persia he was appointed as Master-of-Arms to the Shah, and made numerous drawings recording his experiences.
See 39202 for Proof before letters.
[Ref: 39201]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cavaliers du Kurdistan]
[Cavaliers du Kurdistan] [Dessin tiré de l'album du voyage en Perse du Commandant Duhousset]
[Paris, L. Cremière édit 28 rue de Laval Imp. Lemercier & C.ie Paris]
Chromolithograph, printed area 165 x 255mm (6 x 10"). Proof before letters. Large margins.
Asian subject after a drawing by Emile Duhousset, a commandant in the French army who was part of the French military mission to Persia in 1859-60. In Persia he was appointed as Master-of-Arms to the Shah, and made numerous drawings recording his experiences.
See 39201 for lettered impression.
[Ref: 39202]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Portraits, Types Et Costumes Kurdes.
Portraits, Types Et Costumes Kurdes. (Haute-Armenie 1847.)
Dessine d'apres nature et lith par Jules Laurens. Imp. par Lemercier, rue de Seine 57, Paris.
Publie par Pierre-Bertrand, Editeur. [n.d., c.1859.]
Lithograph, image 320 x 445mm. Light spotting, mostly outside image. Small tears to paper extremities at left.
Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens (1825 - 1901) travelled with the geographer Xavier Hommaire de Hell on a scientific journey to Turkey and Persia, making over a thousand drawings of the sites, costumes and people he encountered. After Hommaire died of cholera in 1848 Laurens sent his notes back to his widow in Paris who completed a full account of their travels, 'Voyage en Turquie et en Perse, exe´cute´ par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendant les anne´es 1846, 1847 et 1848', containing many lithographs by Laurens.
[Ref: 7704]   £220.00  
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Luft Ally Khan. _ Aetat 20. )
Luft Ally Khan. _ Aetat 20. ) From a Picture in the Palace of Sehyras.
Printed by J. Netherclift. [n.d. c.1840.]
A rare lithograph on india. Sheet 222 x 140mm. 8¾ x 5½".
Luft Ali Khan (c.1769-1794) was the last Shah of Persia of the Zand dynasty, he reigned from 1789 until his death. He came to power after a decade of infighting among a succession of violent and inept Zand chiefs following the death in 1779 of the dynasty's founder, Karim Khan Zand.
[Ref: 23407]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[7 pen and ink sketches of Mesapotamia/Iraq and a pencil drawing of the Pyramids.]
[7 pen and ink sketches of Mesapotamia/Iraq and a pencil drawing of the Pyramids.]
[From a C19th sketchbook by the Estcourt Family.]
[2 pages dated 1828.]

The Estcourt family descend from one of William the Conqueror's knights, and held the Shipton Moyne estate (nr. Tetbury, Glos) from 1303 until the house was demolished in 1964. C19th members of the family include the MP for Wiltshire, a general in the Crimean War and the vicar of Long Neunton.
See Item 8.
[Ref: 2353]   £850.00  
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[Ruins of Persepolis]
[Ruins of Persepolis] Portiques a l'Ouest
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 385mm (11¼ x 15¼") very large margins. Central fold as issued.
Part of the ruins of Persepolis, also known as the 'Throne of Jamshid', located near Shiraz in modern Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn attached great significance to his visit to Persepolis, describing it in detail and including nuermous engravings in his publication.
[Ref: 41205]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Persia] Grand Pretre Persan.  Tire de la Pl. IXe, de la 1re. Edition du Tr. De Th. Hyde.  Historia Rel. Vet. Persarum.
[Persia] Grand Pretre Persan. Tire de la Pl. IXe, de la 1re. Edition du Tr. De Th. Hyde. Historia Rel. Vet. Persarum.
Touze d. P. Duflos. Sc.
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos le jeune. [n.d. c.1787] Avec Privilege du Roi.
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 271 x 163mm.
[Ref: 2111]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Perse.
Perse. Femme du Harem du Roi.
L. Massard, del. Choubard sc.
Voy. en Asie, Fraser, Pag. 87. [French, n.d., c.1820.]
Fine hand coloured stipple and engraving, sheet 165 x 245mm. 6½ x 9¾". Slightly tatty extremities.
A Persian woman leaning back on cushions smoking a hookah.Scottish diplomatist, traveller, and author, was in the county of Inverness When Reza Koolee Murza and Nejeff Koole6 Murza, the exiled Persian princes, visited England, he was appointed to be their mehmindar, and on their return he accompanied them as far as Constantinople. He was afterwards sent to 'Persia on a diplomatic mission. The works by which he attained his literary reputation were accounts of his travels and fictitious tales illustrative of Eastern life. He travels and wrote extensively about Persia and its provinces.
[Ref: 22346]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Iran.] Iran und Turan.
[Iran.] Iran und Turan. Königsplatz in Ispahn.
[Emil Wendt.][n.d.,c.,1850]
[Leipzig, Berlag von Dürffling und Frante.]
Engraving, platemark 270 x 315mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins.
A collection of vignettes of views of Persia arranged around a central view of Isfahan, other views include 'Persisches Frühstück', 'Schiras', 'Kabul in Afghanistan'. A plate from Emil Wendt's 'Bilderatlas der Länderkunde...'
[Ref: 46035]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Persia with a Part of Cabul and the adjacent countries.
Persia with a Part of Cabul and the adjacent countries.
London Published Jan.y 2, 1828 by A. Arrowsmith Hydrographer to His Majesty No. 10 Soho Square.
Engraved map with original outline colour. 270 x 290mm, 10½ x 11½". Slight time staining.
A map of Iran with parts of Iraq, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan & Pakistan, and the Persian Gulf, published by Aaron Arrowsmith Jnr.
[Ref: 25988]   £120.00  
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A Persian.
A Persian.
Zoffany pinxt. J.Godby Sculpt.
Published March 1. 1806 by Edwd Orme, Bond Street, the Corner of Brook Street, London.
Stipple engraving 350 x 255mm.
Zoffany probably made the orignal in India during his visit to Lucknow.
[Ref: 6780]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Astrabad.
Astrabad. Costume de Ville des Persannes.
Wachsmut del. Choubard, sc.
Voy. en Asie, Fraser, Pag. 346. [French, n.d., c.1820.]
Fine hand coloured stipple and engraving, sheet 245 x 160mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Slightly tatty extremities.
A woman of Gorgan (formerly Astarabad), now the capital of Golestan Province, Iran. She wears a burka and veil. James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856) Scottish diplomatist, traveller, and author, was in the county of Inverness When Reza Koolee Murza and Nejeff Koole6 Murza, the exiled Persian princes, visited England, he was appointed to be their mehmindar, and on their return he accompanied them as far as Constantinople. He was afterwards sent to 'Persia on a diplomatic mission. The works by which he attained his literary reputation were accounts of his travels and fictitious tales illustrative of Eastern life. He travels and wrote extensively about Persia and its provinces.
[Ref: 22349]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Persian.]
[Persian.] Persan.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
A handsome man with town in distance. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47028]   £330.00  
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[Persian Woman.]
[Persian Woman.] Femme Persanne.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
An attractive lady with a girl in background smoking. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47029]   £320.00  
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[Panoramic view of Shiraz]
[Panoramic view of Shiraz] Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 250 x 635mm (9¾ x 25"), very large margins. Folds as issued.
Panoramic view of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41198]   £240.00  
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[Shiraz and surrounding countryside]
[Shiraz and surrounding countryside] Vue de la Campagne du Coté de Zji-Raes; Vue vers la ville Zji-Raes; Vue proche de la Porte de Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 400mm (11¼ x 15¾"), large margins. Central fold as issued.
Views of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41197]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Der grosse Tamerlan.
Der grosse Tamerlan.
[n.d. c.1700.]
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 177 x 133mm (7 x 5¼"). Some toning around the edges.
Timur (1336-1405), known as Tamerlane, the Turkic ruler. He conquered West, South and Central Asia and founded the Timurid dynasty. His armies were feared throughout Asia, Africa and Europe, sizable parts of which were laid to ruin by his campaigns. He is recognised as a great patron of art and architecture.
In the Royal Collection Trust.
[Ref: 29816]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Timur-Bek ou le grand Tamerlan, Empereur du mogol.  Tire de l'Histoire des Voyages.
Timur-Bek ou le grand Tamerlan, Empereur du mogol. Tire de l'Histoire des Voyages.
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 276 x 164mm.
Timur or Tamerlane (died 1405), the last of the great nomadic conquerors of the Eurasian Steppe.
[Ref: 2145]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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IV. Tomyris. Reine des Scythes Massagetes, outré de la mort de son fils Sargapises, qui s’etoit tué tuy meme. Après avoir êté vaincu par Cyrus, marcha contre l’armée victorieuse de ce Prince, et la desit dans un combat ou Cyrus fut tué.
IV. Tomyris. Reine des Scythes Massagetes, outré de la mort de son fils Sargapises, qui s’etoit tué tuy meme. Après avoir êté vaincu par Cyrus, marcha contre l’armée victorieuse de ce Prince, et la desit dans un combat ou Cyrus fut tué. Elle fit plonger sa teste dans un basin de sang, pour luy reprocher la Soif qu’il avoit euë du sang humain. Ce fut vers l’an 529 avant Iesus Chrit.
Iean Baptiste.
[n.d.c.1700] H Bonnart, ex rue St. Iacques, au Coq.
Engraving. 344 x 211mm. 13½ x 8¼".
Tomyris. from the Persian Tahm-Rayis, was a queen who reigned over the Massagetae, and Iranic people of Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, c.530 B.C.
[Ref: 14409]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Chambre Historique de Turkmantchay (Persia)
Chambre Historique de Turkmantchay (Persia)
Dessine d'apres nature et lith. par Jules Laurens. Imp. par Lemercier r. de Seine, 57, Paris.
Publie par Pierre Bertrand Editeur. [Paris, 1853-59.]
Tinted lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼").
A dilapidated room in Torkamanchay, a Azerbaijani town in northern Persia, with two locals and a European. Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens (1825 - 1901) travelled with the geographer Xavier Hommaire de Hell on a scientific journey to Turkey and Persia, making over a thousand drawings of the sites, costumes and people he encountered. After Hommaire died of cholera in 1848 Laurens sent his notes back to his widow in Paris who completed a full account of their travels, 'Voyage en Turquie et en Perse, exe´cute´ par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendant les anne´es 1846, 1847 et 1848', containing many lithographs by Laurens.
[Ref: 35577]   £230.00  
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