Anecdotes of Painting In England; With Some Account Of The Principal Artists And Incidental Notes On Other Arts; Collected By The Late Mr. George Vertue; Digested And Published From His Original MSS. By The Honorable Horace Walpole; With Considerable Additions By The Rev. James Dallaway.
Walpole, Horace., 80 full page engravings in India proofs. 85 woodcuts.(illus.)

Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed At The Shakespeare Press, By W. Nicol, For John Major, Fleet-Street, And Robert Jennings, Poultry
Date Published: 1828

Description: V.1: (1), xxii, (1), 367, (1) pp. 14 engraved plates, 4 partial page woodcuts, 1 full page woodcut showing the arms and quarterings of the author. List of errata present. V.2: (8), 414, (6), pp. 17 engraved plates, 18 partial page woodcuts, 1 full page woodcut showing the arms of Rubens, Vandyck and Inigo Jones. List of errata present. V.3: (8), 312, (8) pp. 17 engraved plates, 34 partial page woodcuts. 1 full page woodcut showing the arms of Sir Peter Lely, Sir Christopher Wren and Sir Godfrey Kneller. There is a wonderful engraving of Grinling Gibbons. V.4: xxv, (3), 326, (6) pp. 16 engraved plates, 15 partial page woodcuts, 1 full page woodcut showing the arms of lord Burlington, Sir James Thornhill and William Kent. List or corrigenda for V.3 and V.4 is present. V.5: (8), viii, 382 pp. 16 engraved plates, 9 partial page woodcuts, 1 full page woodcut showing the coats of arms of Prince Rupert, john Evelyn and Winceslaus Hollar. 5 volumes.

Signed: n
Edition: Collated complete. All the engravings are India proofs of the plates
Jacket: N
Binding: Full polished calf. Triple ruled in gilt with gilt rosettes in each corner of front and back covers. Adjacent to this ruling is a triple gilt rule with rosettes in blind. The dentelles and the 6 edges of the front and back covers have a lovely gilt pattern of circles and horizontal lines. At the center of each front and back covers is a gilt medallion with a coat of arms encircled by the words in gilt: Musgrade de Edenhall. Marbled end papers. AEG. The spine has 5 raised bands with elaborate tooling on the 6 panels
Condition: Internally almost on foxing to text pages. Most of the engravings are fresh and free of foxing. Spines lack the original leather labels. One hinge starting on upper front cover of Volume 3. internally fine. Bindings show a little wear
Type: Book

Book Id: 1004381

Price: $750.00

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