John Preston Neale (1780-1847). Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen. In England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The set is 11 volumes, ranging in date 1818 to1829.
The Stikeman & Co. fine bingings are a work of art. They are gorgeous and in amazing condition. Henry Stikeman’s craftmanship is collectable on its own.
There is foxing and some of the spines have some very minor blemishes (only a few volumes, see photos). The boards are in fine condition. The slip cases have damage to them and have done a good job of protecting the books. It is rare to have a complete set of these books in this condition.
There are 722 engraved plates, and 11 additional engraved titles. The plates are accurate views of castles, stately homes, mansions, manors, halls etc.
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