Philip Gilbert Hamerton. Paris in Old and Present Times. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885. Folio. Viii, 94pp., 1l advertisements. 12 engraved photogravure plates, 66 vignettes. Original art buckram binding with gold stamping. Rehinged. Foxing to front end pages only, otherwise very good condition.
A lovely presentation of views of Paris ranging from panoramas to genre scenes depicting washing horses as well as laundry in the Seine. This elegant tour book for Americans includes a Charles Meryon view of the “Apse of Notre Dame” reproduced by Amand Durand which is not listed in Schneiderman’s Catalogue Raisonne, no. 45, among the reproductions. A fine period piece with interest for the architect as well as the historian.