Pictures From Italy. The Vignette Illustrations on Wood, by Samuel Palmer.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Sm. 8vo, (8), 270, (2, ads)pp. With woodcut illustrations. Original cloth, a very good copy in original condition, preserved in a cloth box. Owners signature at front dated July 1st 1846.. First edition, first issue, with the standard points: gothic script title on p.1; comma after "Modena" in line 15, p.93; Twentieth edition of Cricket On the Hearth advertisement on p.271. The woodcuts after Palmer are charming illustrations of Dickenss text which is read to this day for his impressions of travelling from Paris to and through Italy, ending up in Florence via Rome.
(Item Id: 106790)