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    Sale 2497 | Lot 67
    Price Realized: $1,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 67

      (STRICKLAND, W. / COLOR PRINTING.) Strickland's Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral. 7 accordion-folded and hinged chromolithographed panels unfolding to six feet, by John Sleigh. Text printed in red and black. Tall thin folio, publisher's blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering within circular floral border, contemporary trade label for A. Tarrant, Binder. Archival restoration to binding, marginal chips on leaves, and plate hinges, by Blair Jeary, Burghley House, Stamford. Printed by Day and Son. London: Bell; and Cambridge: Meadows, (1849)

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      a rare and magnificent example of victorian chromolithographic illustration. The panoramic plate reproduces the painted wood ceiling in the nave of Peterborough Cathedral, which dates from around 1230. Not listed in Ruari McLean's Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, Abbey, Life, Tweyman's Lithography, or Joan Friedman's Colour Printing in England. Only five institutional copies recorded. Princeton University Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library notes that:
      "It is conceivable that such a complex project might have taken ten years to complete; copying the ceiling, transferring the designs to multiple lithographic stones, and printing the plates. The color registration alone is an astonishing tour de force."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,500