• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 163

    PILKINGTON, Matthew (1700?-1784). A General Dictionary of Painters. London: by Howlett and Brimmer, [c. 1824]. 2 vols., 4° (275 x 215mm), 100 engraved plates. (Occasional waterstaining and spotting.) Contemporary straight-grained red morocco gilt, gilt edges (spines evenly faded, a few small surface losses, some waterstaining). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (armorial bookplate).

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    PILKINGTON, Matthew (1700?-1784). A General Dictionary of Painters. London: by Howlett and Brimmer, [c. 1824]. 2 vols., 4° (275 x 215mm), 100 engraved plates. (Occasional waterstaining and spotting.) Contemporary straight-grained red morocco gilt, gilt edges (spines evenly faded, a few small surface losses, some waterstaining). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (armorial bookplate).

    A richly illustrated edition, bound in red morocco, of Pilkington's influential work -- the first original treatment of the subject in English. (2)


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