Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of The Alhambra: From Drawings Taken on The Spot In 1834 By The Late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 By Owen Jones, Archt. With a Complete Translation of The Arabic Inscriptions and An Historical Notice of The Kings of Granada, from The Conquest of The City By The Arabs to The Expulsion of The Moors, By Mr. Pasqual de Gayangos. TWO
Elephant Folio: 68.0 x 52.0 cm. Volume I: (1842) Poem by Victor Hugo ‘Les Orientales’ 1 leaf; lithographic title in colours; typographical title printed in red and black; Dedication, 1 leaf; List of Subscribers, 1 leaf; List of Plates, 1 leaf; Advertisement, 1 leaf; Historical notice, 20 pp. with parallel text in French and English; 51 plates (2 copper engravings in original hand-colour, 25 chromolithographs, 20 single-page B & W lithographs and 4 double-page); the plates are interleaved with text in English and French as well as some Arabic, and occasional wood-engraved vignettes. The copper-engravings are printed on India paper. Volume II: (1845) Lithographic title page in colours: Details and Ornaments from the Alhambra by Owen Jones Architect; typographical title printed in red and black; 50 plates of 51 (42 chromolithographs and 9 copper engravings on India paper), a little fraying to edges, some damp staining, modern sheep over contemporary boards, damp stained, rubbed, folio. The first published work to include chromolithograph printing. First edition, Owen Jones, London, 1842-1845.