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An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving upon Copper and Wood by William Young Ottley (London: John and Arthur Arch, 1816), vol. 2
An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving upon Copper and Wood by William Young Ottley (London: John and Arthur Arch, 1816), vol. 2
Date:
1816
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Book With 4 Full Page Wood Engravings, 9 Full Page Engravings, Additional Woodcuts And Engravings In Text
Dimensions:
Object: 281 x 230 x 39 mm (11 1/16 x 9 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
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Edition: first
Binding: brown morocco, gilt, gilt edges, a little after 1816; note on verso of front free endpaper states the binding is by W. Strong; stamp of W. Strong in lower margin of same
Volumes in Set: 2, of which this vol. 2
Pagination: 358 pp (numbered from 479 to 836).
Languages Used in Text:English;
Provenance:Unidentified bookplate with motto reading Deo Ducente; H. Sotheran & Co., Bookseller, London (label on front pastedown of both volumes);
Remarks: reproductions of famous woodcuts and engravings, with an account
of engravers and their works from Maso Finiguerra to Marc' Antonio Raimondi
Note: vol. 2 contains four wood engravings identified in the list of plates as having been made from the original blocks by Albrecht Dürer. This would need further investigation to be believed.

Accession Number:
1971.17.779.2.1-
Acquisition Date:
1971-04-01
Credit Line:

Gift of Dr. Ludwig A. Emge

history with reproductions of early works: religious figures, playing cards, classical mythology

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

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