Gems, Selected from the Antique with Illustrations.
London: Printed for John Murray, 32, Fleet Street, by C. Whittingham, Dean Street. 1804.
4to (291 x 229mm. 11½ x 9".), marbled boards with red calf stpin and corner edges with title and patterning in gilt on spine.
19 plates of engraved gems with 60 pages of explanatory text. This is the scarce London 1st edition. More common is the 1822 editions in a smaller format [ref: 22110]. Richard Dagley (d. 1841) has compiled a collection of gems 'to disseminate a love of the fine arts, and to introduce the general reader to a familiar acquaintance with engraved gems'.
See Ref: 22110 for later and small format edition.
[Ref: 22178] £220.00