The Seat of War in the East [Crimean War, 1855]

By: Simpson, William

Price: $950.00

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Series I and II in one large folio volume. Lithographed title, dedication leaf, 12 pp index; plates 2-40; lith. title, 12 pp., plates 2-40. -- in all 81 sepia and black tinted lithographed plates. Each plate with tissue guard, many with printed keys on verso. Abbey Travel 237. Modern red leather library binding -- ex libris Warner Research Collection / Burbank Public Library. The Warner Research Collection , used primarily by people working in movies and television, had formerly been the art department research library of Warner Bros. Studios and was donated to the city in 1975. The collection was closed in 1999 and the holdings disbursed. Covers are very good with some wear to extremities, gilt library titles and numbering on spine, some rubbing at bottom of spine. Interior plates range from fair to very good: Warner Research Collection pocket and withdrawal card inside front cover [last checked out 1936]; 2 blank flyleaves followed by original marbled endpaper and then lithographic title page. Title page is lightly soiled on margins with light foxing on the image. At bottom is an inked dedication inscription to Lt. Somerset Scott by his father Major General Sir Walton Scott, dated 1906. On the facing flyleaf is now-Capt. Somerset Scott's own penciled name and address covering half the page. Verso of title page has another name blocked out in black ink. Dedication page more heavily foxed. The 12-page index is clean and tight overall with one tape repair. Plates 2-6, and 8-9 have some light foxing in the margins, only occasionally affecting the image. Plates 12-15 have a damp stain lower right corner approx 3"x1", not affecting images. The damp stain doubles in size on plates 16-19 then reduces to the smaller size at plates 20-40. None of the damp staining in Series I affects the images. The title page for series II is fine except for a continuation of the light damp-stain in the lower right corner which continues for five more plates. From plates 7-23 the damp stain moves to upper right corner, but smaller [approximately 1" square], again not affecting the images. At plate 24-26 the damp stain extends along the right edge at both corners extending up to 3"x1" each direction -- again light and not affecting the images. At plate 27 the damp stain increase in size and now affects the right side of the image, very lightly, but it continues to expands in size. By plate 31 it extends into the rightmost 25% of the image. Still light, but clearly perceptible; it increases to a third of the image, and more noticeable, by the time you get to the end of the volume -- with more evident staining to the tissue guards. The tissue guards throughout are toned lightly with occasional light foxing; several more heavily browned and cut/tape-repaired All plates blind-stamped at the bottom with a small ex libris Warner Research Collection.

Title: The Seat of War in the East [Crimean War, 1855]

Author Name: Simpson, William

Categories: Asia, Europe, History, Illustrated Books, War / Military History,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: London: , Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. : 1855

Item: 15.00 lbs

Seller ID: k180428a

Keywords: crimea, crimean war, russia