• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 161

    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- OTTLEY, William Young (1771-1836). An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving. London: John and Arthur Arch, 1816. 2 volumes, 4° (270 x 215mm). Half-titles, errata slip. 22 engraved plates, one of these folding. (Some spotting.) Contemporary russia, sides with border in gilt and blind (sides lightly scuffed, one cover with a small dampstain).

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    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- OTTLEY, William Young (1771-1836). An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving. London: John and Arthur Arch, 1816. 2 volumes, 4° (270 x 215mm). Half-titles, errata slip. 22 engraved plates, one of these folding. (Some spotting.) Contemporary russia, sides with border in gilt and blind (sides lightly scuffed, one cover with a small dampstain).

    FIRST EDITION. The plates include four after Dürer; a number of the works reproduced here were drawn from the author's own remarkable collection.


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