Sicilian Scenery from Drawings by P. De Wint. The original Sketches by Major Light.
recent Â½ calf with marbled boards, spine with 6 compartments of densley blind tooled and gilt tooled raised bands. Red morocco lable on two. All edges in gilt, renewed endpapers., William Light was the son of Martinha Rozells and Captain Francis Light, founder and governor of Penang. He was born in Kuala Kedah, Malaya on 27 April 1786 When only fourteen years old he joined the navy. At twenty-two he served with the Dragoons in Spain and Portugal and in 1811 was appointed Lieutenant. A year later, during the battle of Badajos, he was attached to General Graham, later Lord Lynedoch. From 1814 to 1821 he served in Scotland and Ireland and managed to travel to Sicily, Florence and Turin. In 1835 Hindmarsh was appointed Governor of South Australia and recommended Light for the position of Surveyor General. He died on 6 October 1839 from tuberculosis., Size : 4to, Contains an engraved title and 60 full page plates depicting various scenes of Sicilian life. Each plate has an acompanying description with english on one side and french on the other., P. half-title, blank, title, blank, plate listing (3), blank, 60 plates and discriptions unpaginated. Occasional faint foxing otherwise a very good attractive copy. N° de réf. du libraire B1904
Titre : Sicilian Scenery from Drawings by P. De Wint...
Éditeur : Rodwell and Martin, London
Date d'édition : 1823
Reliure : Hardcover
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