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    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 224

    BRITTON, John (1771-1857). The Fine Arts of the English School; illustrated by a series of engravings from paintings, sculpture; and architecture, of eminent English artists. London: Longman [etc.], [1810-]1812. 4 parts in 1, 4° (342 x 279mm). [A4], B-C4, D-G2, I1, K-Q2; A-E2; D-F2, G1; B-E2, F1. Paginates: [viii], 66; 20; 17-26; 1-18. Half-title within decorative woodcut border, additional engraved title depicting 'Design for a National Institution'. 23 engraved plates. (Very light occasional spotting.) Contemporary calf (extremities lightly rubbed, covers lightly scuffed, corners bumped).

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    BRITTON, John (1771-1857). The Fine Arts of the English School; illustrated by a series of engravings from paintings, sculpture; and architecture, of eminent English artists. London: Longman [etc.], [1810-]1812. 4 parts in 1, 4° (342 x 279mm). [A4], B-C4, D-G2, I1, K-Q2; A-E2; D-F2, G1; B-E2, F1. Paginates: [viii], 66; 20; 17-26; 1-18. Half-title within decorative woodcut border, additional engraved title depicting 'Design for a National Institution'. 23 engraved plates. (Very light occasional spotting.) Contemporary calf (extremities lightly rubbed, covers lightly scuffed, corners bumped).

    'AN AMBITIOUSLY CONCEIVED WORK' (RIBA I p.24, with note that 6 parts were issued). A full collation is uncertain. The BL calls for 3 parts; Worldcat notes 'various pagings' but calls for '[128] p. front., 23 pl. (incl. ports., plan)' matching the number of plates in the present work. RIBA 40 (St. Paul's Cathedral part only).

    FLAXMAN, John (1755-1826). Compositions by John Flaxman, sculptor, R.A. from the Divine Poem of Dante Alighieri, containing Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807. 4° (313 x 229mm). 2 engraved titles and 110 engraved plates, numbered 1-38, [1], 1-38, 1-33. (Light spotting.) Contemporary calf, gilt border to covers, gilt spine with gilt lettering piece (extremities lightly rubbed, spine label crazed and worn). RIBA 1073 (despite calling for 111 plates, their collation is the same as the present work).

    HERVEY, Thomas Kibble (1799-1859). Illustrations of modern Sculpture. London: Relfe and Unwin, 1832. Large 4° (363 x 260mm). Additional engraved title mounted as frontispiece, 18 mounted engraved plates. (Some light variable spotting.) Contemporary russia, panelled covers with wide gilt border composed of palmette and other tools, gilt spine, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (spine lightly sunned). (3)


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