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FUSELI, Henry Johann Heinrich (1741-1825) -- A Catalogue of the small and very select Classical Library of the late Henry Fuseli, Esq., R.A. ... to which is added, a very fine collection of Prints, by Marc Antoinio; also Fine Drawings by the Masters of the Italian School; likewise the very beautiful Drawings of Entymology by Mr. Abbot, of Georgia, in North America. London: Sotheby, 22 July 1825.
8o (206 x 128 mm). (Some browing and staining.) Modern wrappers. Provenance: John Cawse (ca 1779-1862) painter (calligraphic signature, dated 1830 on title).
The collection of the celebrated artist Fuseli, consisting of 296 lots of books, 118 drawings and 177 prints; no less than seventy were entomological drawings (here called "entymological") by the London-born John Abbot (see Nissen, ZBI, 1969), a subject in which Fuseli was very interested (see DNB). Lugt 10,956.
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