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    Sale 7576

    Foljambe Collection Removed from Osberton Hall

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    BIRCH, Thomas (1705-1766). The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. London: John and Paul Knapton, 1747-1752.

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    BIRCH, Thomas (1705-1766). The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. London: John and Paul Knapton, 1747-1752.

    2 volumes in one, 2° (414 x 255mm). Engraved vignettes to titles by Grignion after Gravelot, 108 engraved portrait ovals by Vertue and Houbraken each within an emblematic border. (Light offsetting and occasional light spotting.) Contemporary calf (covers rubbed, large chip on lower cover, joints cracking, spine ends worn). Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (stamp on binding).


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