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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. 1
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. 1
Date:
1816
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Book With 3 Full Page Woodcuts, 6 Full Page Engravings, Additional Woodcuts And Engravings In Text
Dimensions:
Object: 281 x 231 x 53 mm (11 1/16 x 9 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)
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Provenance:

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. 1
Pagination:478 pp.
Languages Used in Text:English;
Provenance:Unidentified bbokplate 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

Accession Number:
1971.17.779.1-
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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