1765 Anecdotes Painting in England FAMOUS ART 113 Full-Page Portraits 5v Walpole

WALPOLE, Horace

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“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”

Horace Walpole

 

Horace Walpole was an English historian during the 18th-century, known for his letters, his collection of writings on noble authors, art commentary, and philosophical novels. One of Walpole’s best and most famous works was his ‘Anecdotes of Painting in England’. This work is filled with 113 portrait engravings of notable English art, portraits, sculptures, paintings of royal families, and iconic scenes.

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1765 Anecdotes Painting in England FAMOUS ART 113 Full-Page Portraits 5v Walpole

 

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”

Horace Walpole

 

Horace Walpole was an English historian during the 18th-century, known for his letters, his collection of writings on noble authors, art commentary, and philosophical novels. One of Walpole’s best and most famous works was his ‘Anecdotes of Painting in England’. This work is filled with 113 portrait engravings of notable English art, portraits, sculptures, paintings of royal families, and iconic scenes.

 

Item number: #9632

Price: $750

 

WALPOLE, Horace

 

Anecdotes of painting in England: with some account of the principal artists; and incidental notes on other arts; collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original Mss. by Mr. Horace Walpole. The second edition. Multa renascentur quae jam cecidere…

 

[Twickenham]: Printed by Thomas Kirgate at Strawberry-Hill, MDCCLXV. [1765]-71 [1765-80].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 tomes – Complete
    • 1 – xiii, [1], 182, [20]
      • 16 engraved plates
    • 2 – [2], 182, [58]
      • 28 engraved plates
      • Bound with Vol. 1
    • 3 – [2], 167, [10]
      • 38 engraved plates
    • A Catalogue of Engravers
      • [4], 140, 14, 20, [8]
      • 9 engraved plates
      • Bound with Vol. 3
    • 4 – [2], x, 151, [9]
      • 22 engraved plates
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
      • 1-2: Visible repair at front inner hinge
    • Size: ~9in X 7.5in (23cm x 19cm)
    • Very rare and desirable

 

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9632

Categories

Arts & Architecture

European History

Authors

WALPOLE, Horace

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete