November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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Hills, Robert. “SKETCHES IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND; WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF A TOUR…SHORTLY AFTER THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO….” London: J. Haines and J. Turner, 1816. Folio (13-1/4" x 10-3/8"), viii, 215, [1] and 36 aquatint plates, some fold-out and 5 hand-colored. Period calf half binding and marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine with black morocco label; binder's ticket of Marshall, Aylesbury on front paste-down. Only book written by the important painter and engraver Robert Hills (1769-1844), one of the founders of the Society of Painters in Watercolors, who traveled to view the fields of Waterloo shortly after the battle ended and wrote a most interesting account of his travels in the Low Countries. The work is illustrated with superb views not only of Waterloo and Quatre Bras, but also Bruges, Rotterdam, Haarlem, Amsterdam, in addition to the color plates of costume and carriages. All of the drawings were by Hills, with approximately half of the engravings also by him and most of the remainder by J.C. Stadler, a German working in London. Abbey Travel 187; Atlas van Stolk 5893; Jacobsen Jensen 247. CONDITION: spine joints scuffed, internally, occasional marginal dampstaining, but otherwise a clean copy with generous margins. JLK
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $615.00
Estimate: $600 - $1,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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