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A Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits,from Egbert the Great to the present time.

Consisting of the Effigies of Persons in Every Walk of Human Life; as well those whose Services to their Country are Recorded in the Annals of the English History, as others whose Eccentricity of Character Rendered them Conspicuous in their Day.

With an Appendix, Containing the Portraits of Such Foreigners as Either by Alliance with the Royal Families of, or Residence as Visitors in this Kingdom, or by Deriving from it some title of Distinction, may claim a place in the British series.

Methodically Disposed in Classes, and Interspersed with a Number of Notices Biographical and Genealogical, never before Published.

By Henry Bromley

1793 - London - Printed for T. Payne et al

10.5" by 8.5", xiv, 479, 56pp with unpaginated Index to rear

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A scarce edition of A Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits,from Egbert the Great to the present time by Henry Bromley.

First edition.

Henry Bromley was the pseudonym  of Anthony Wilson (c1750 - c1814). He was an English writer on art and author of the Catalogue of Engraved Portraits.

In 1793, stimulated by the increased demand for prints consequent on the publication of James Granger's Biographical History of England (1769), Wilson, under the name of Henry Bromley, published A Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. He received assistance in the compilation from many leading antiquaries and virtuosi, including Sir William Musgrave, James Bindley, and Anthony Morris Storer.

In the Catalogue Wilson aimed at furnishing a complete list of engraved British portraits, neglecting only those which could not be identified with their originals. He divided his list into historic periods, and subdivided it into groups according to the rank or calling of the persons portrayed.

CONDITION

In a contemporary leather binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities and boards with marginal bumping. Boards held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the occasional spot and handling mark and slight foxing to endpapers. With institutional bookplate and label to front pastedown.

Overall: GOOD 


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