3 June 2009
MILLINGEN, James (1774-1845). Ancient Unedited Monuments. Painted Greek Vases. [And Vol. 2:] Statues, Busts, Bas-Reliefs. London: for the author, 1822-26.
2 volumes, 4° (347 x 260mm). Title vignettes and 64 plates, most in vol.1 printed in black and red and finished by hand, vol. 2 with some lithographs on india paper. (Some foxing, occasional marginal dampstain.) Contemporary russia gilt, sides panelled in blind and gilt, marbled edges.
FIRST EDITIONS, with a higher complement of plates than often, many of these colour-printed and finished by hand. The archaeologist James Millingen had excellent access to private collections, making public previously unpublished material. Blackmer 1135 (63 plates only); Brunet III, 1724. (2)
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