Lot 2359
Autumn Auction: Decorative Art, Interiors, Silver, Jewellery, Classic Cars and Books & Prints
[MILITARIA] – [ANTWERP] – RAFFET, [D.A.M.]. Dessins faits d’après Nature au Siège de la Citadelle d’Anvers.

Paris, Gihaut Frères, [after 1832], consisting of a lithogr. title (incorporating 1 lithogr. ill.) & 24 numb. lithogr. views by Auguste Raffet in a fine CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOURING & partly “gommées”. Folio oblong, contemp. half-morocco.

¶ Sander 585. Rare first (& only) edition of an impressive series of 24 lithographs by the French artist Denis Auguste Marie Raffet (1804-1860) depicting the Siege of Antwerp in 1832 from a military point of view. All copies we could trace were uncoloured, our set is in a CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOURING. – With defects (binding sl. dam./ worn, both inner hinges loosening, sl. foxed/ browned throughout, occ. sl. soiled in outer blank margins, plate no. 5 & 9 sl. torn in outer margin), but nevertheless in an acceptable condition.

€ 500,00
€ 700,00