14th May 2013
[DEAN & SON (publisher).] Dean's New Magic Picture Book showing Wonderful & Lifelike Effects of Real Distance & Space. [N.p. but London: n.d. but circa 1860.] 8vo (267 x 187mm.) 4 hand-coloured peep show illustrations of The Crystal Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and The Thames Tunnel. (Some spotting, soiling or browning, some nicks.) Original cloth-backed pictorial boards (soiled, chipped and creased, stitching broken and all leaves now loosely inserted, lacking rear-free endpaper). Note: rare. Provenance: Edith R. Sawyer (signature to front-free endpaper).
Hammer price: £800
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