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[Beckford's Tower] Views of Landsdown Tower Bath.
[Beckford's Tower] Views of Landsdown Tower Bath. The Favourite Edifice of the Late William Beckford Esq.r.
From Drawings by Willes Maddox. On Stone by S.J. Richardson, F.S.A.
Published by Edmund English, Jun.r Milsom S.t Bath and Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London, 1844.
2°, original half morocco, moiré cloth, lettered in gilt on front board; lithographed dedication, list of plates and vignettes, letterpress 'To the Reader', facsimile mss. letter, 2pp. list of subscribers, errata slip; pp. 9, with six tinted lithographic vignettes and a wood engraving; 14 lithographs with fine hand colour on 13 sheets, trimmed to image and mounted on card as issued, as called for. Disbound, edges chipped, some spotting to text.
An example of the Subscription Edition of the account of Lansdown Tower in Bath, built by William Beckford in 1827. Now known as 'Beckford's Tower' and owned by the Bath Preservation Trust, it is Grade I listed.
Abbey Scenery 420.
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Part the First, Containing Ten Prints Engraved in Chiaro Oscuro, after Original Drawings Of the following Masters: In the Collection of John Skippe, Esq;
Part the First, Containing Ten Prints Engraved in Chiaro Oscuro, after Original Drawings Of the following Masters: In the Collection of John Skippe, Esq; Parmegiano, Raphael, Andrea Mantegna, M. Angelo, Rubens, Pierino del Vaga.
[London: Torre & Co., c.1782.]
Letterpress title and six woodcuts (of ten], scarce but incomplete. Each plate 540 x 380mm (21¼ x 15"). Edges ragged.
A collection of plates after old master drawings, printed from multiple woodblocks to mimic the toning of the originals. The plates are: a male term after a drawing attributed to Raphael now in the British Museum (BM 1923,1015.19); a man standing (reading or drawing?) after Mantegna (See BM 1853,0611.7 for more detailed version); a group of monks after Rubens (BM 1891,0414.698); a seated youth after Michelangelo (variant of BM 1927,0614.315); a bearded saint after Parmigianino (variant of BM 1952,0117.5); and a man with arms tied, sitting on a rock, having a cloak thrown over his shoulders by another man, after Baccio Bandinelli (NM 1878,0713.2552).
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