Wilhelm Gail

Erinnerungen aus Spanien

Munich: [Literarisch Artistische Anstalt, 1837]. Folio, viii, 8pp., woodcut vignette on printed title, elaborate lithographic title, lithographic dedication leaf, 30 lithographic plates, and vignettes within the text. Contemporary half red morocco, red diced paper boards, spines gilt in compartments, titles to upper boards gilt, green endpapers.  Old library ticket to tails of spine  Some wear along the edges of the boards and a small worn spot on the upper board, spotting throughout.

First edition of this attractive record of a trip to Spain taken by the German architectural painter Wilhelm Gail (1804-1890) in the early 1830s.  The work was originally published in six parts with five plates each, with the last ten plates forming a separate sequence on bullfighting.