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Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou recueil de gravures d'après ses plus beaux ouvrages accompagnés d'explications historiques et critiques et de la vie des ce fameux peintre par Chrétien de Mechel...
Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou recueil de gravures d'après ses plus beaux ouvrages accompagnés d'explications historiques et critiques et de la vie des ce fameux peintre par Chrétien de Mechel...
À Basle chez l'Auteur, MDCCLXXX [1780, 1784, -95].
Folio, original half morocco; four parts in one. Part I: two titles, dedication to George III, pp. 14, 14 engr. plates (12 numbered). Part II: title, engr. title, 12 engr. plates. Part III: title with printed overslip, 12 numbered aquatint plates, printed en bistre (numbered 1-6 twice). Part IV: 8 plates (of 12?) plus extra two folding plates. Total 46 plates. Boards detached.
The four parts are: 'Le Triomphe de la Mort', with 'Triumphus Divitiarum' & 'Triumphus Paupertatis'; 'La Passion de notre Seigneur'; 'Recueil de XII Costumes Suisses Civils et Militaires, Hommes et Femmes, du Seizième Siècle'; and 'Portraits' ('8' added in pencil in blank part of title, equalling number of plates present). Compared to the BM collation, this example lacks the 'Portraits': 'Lais Corinthiaca', 'Venus et Amor' 'Johannes Frobenius' & 'Thomas Morus'. The two extra plates, an aquatint of Thomas More and his family and an etched key, are described by Brunet as 'generally wanting'.
BM 1958,0712.3079.1-53; Brunet III, 251.
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The Young Painter's Maulstick; being a Practical Treatise on Perspective...
The Young Painter's Maulstick; being a Practical Treatise on Perspective... Containing Rules And Principles For Delineation On Planes, Treated so as to render the Art of Drawing correctly, easy of Attainment even to common Capacities; and entertaining at the same Time, from its Truth and Facility. Founded on the clear mechanical Process of Vignola And Sirigatti; United With The Theoretical Principles Of The Celebrated Dr. Brook Taylor. Addressed To Students In Drawing. By James Malton, Architect and Draughtsman.
Printed by V. Griffthsm No 1. Paternoster Row; and published for the Author, by Carpenter and Co. Old Bond Street.
Quarto, modern cloth; letterpress title & dedication, pp. (ii)+xiv+71; 23 numbered plates, as called for, mostly aquatint, plate 6 & 14 with flaps. Ownership inscription on title, some damp staining, tear in margin of p.3.
A guide to the use of perspective in painting by James Malton (1761-1803), an artist best known for his 'Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin', 1792-9.
Abbey Life 152; Prideaux, 'Aquatint Engraving', ''Probably the earliest text-book of instruction to which the new process was applied''.
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[The funeral of Maria Clementina Sobieski] Parentalia Mariae Clementinae Magn. Britan. Franc., et Hibern. Regin.
[The funeral of Maria Clementina Sobieski] Parentalia Mariae Clementinae Magn. Britan. Franc., et Hibern. Regin. Iussu Clementis XII. Pont. Max.
In Roma appresso Giovanni Maria Salvioni Stampator Vaticano M.DCC.XXXVI [1736].
Scarce folio, original boards, but disbound; engr. title, pp. xxxi (text in Latin & Italian), two folding engr. plates. Complete. Tear to one plate, damp staining throughout, damage to text pages. Country house condition.
A commemoration of the lavish state funeral in Rome for Maria Clementina Sobieski (1702-35), wife of the ''Old Pretender'', here regarded by Pope Clement XII as the legitimate queen of England. The folding plates depict the interior of the Church of the Twelve Apostles with Maria Clementina lying in state, and the funeral procession from there to St. Peter's. Maria Clementina, the granddaughter of John III Sobiestki of Poland, married James Francis Edward Stuart in 1719. The couple set up their Jacobite court in Rome, having two children (including Bonnie Prince Charlie) before her death aged 32.
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