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NASH, Frederick (1782-1856). Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and Its Environs. Text by John Scott and M.P.B. de la Boissiere. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820-23.

Large paper copy of the first edition, in contemporary dark blue morocco.The descriptions of the views were written in English by John Scott and subsequently translated by La Boissiere. The artist, Frederick Nash, studied architectural drawing under Thomas Malton and later enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1810, he became a member of Society of Painters in Watercolours, whose members had seceded from the Royal Academy over complaints that their work was not being recognized. Nash established a reputation as a painter of landscapes, especially of scenes in Germany and France such as the ones reproduced in these engravings. In 1834 he moved to Brighton where he continued working until his death in 1856. Brunet V, 236; Lowndes IV, p.1651.

Two volumes in one, folio (355 x 260mm). Half-title, 57 engraved plates by Frederick Nash on india paper, text in English and French, the French translation by P. B. de la Boissière; plus seven supplementary plates on india paper published by William Suttaby, with accompanying text in English and French on two pages (occasional very light spotting). Contemporary dark blue morocco gilt, all edges gilt, silk ribbon bookmark (binding extremities rubbed).

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