1770 A Chronological Series of Engravers From the Invention of the Art to the Beginning of the Present Century.
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First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
The first edition of this work.
A scarce work.
Half-title is present.
Illustrated with three folding plates. Collated, complete.
ESTC citation number T153275.
Martyn's concise study into the history of engraving, tracing the art from its beginnings up to the commencement of the eighteenth century.
The work details all of the famous engravers from the last few centuries, accompanied with brief biographies detailing their works.
It is generally considered that the botanist Thomas Martyn compiled this work.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, 'Bought June 1891, Written by Thomas Martyn'. Label to the front pastedown. Blind stamp of the Wigan Free Public Library to the title page and to the folding plates. Numerical ink to the reverse of the title page.
In a full calf binding, rebacked with the original boards restored. Externally, generally smart, with some light discolouration to the boards. A little wear to the extremities, with evidence of former loss to the boards before being rebacked. Light marks to the boards and spine. Label to the front pastedown. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean with just a couple of odd spots. Blind stamp to the title page and folding plates.
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