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; Digested And Published From His Original MSS. By The Honourable Horace Walpole; With Considerable Additions By The Rev. James Dallaway.
8vo. (240 x 150 mm). Five volumes. Contemporary full royal blue calf, the boards ruled in gilt and blind, the spines in six compartments with gilt-decorated raised bands, the compartments panelled with a double-gilt fillet, red-lettered and numbered labels to the second and fourth compartments, the remaining four decorated with a gilt thistle centre tool and gilt sprig corners, gilt edges, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; Vol. I: xxii, [ii], 367, pp., engraved frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, 5 wood-engravings; Vol II: [viii], 414, pp., engraved frontispiece, 16 engraved plates, 19 wood-engravings; Vol. III: [viii], 312, pp., engraved frontispiece, 16 engraved plates, 35 wood-engravings; Vol. IV: xxv, [iii], 326, pp., engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved plates, 16 wood-engravings; Vol V: [viii], viii, 382, pp., engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved plates, 10 wood-engravings; all engraved plates printed on India paper and mounted at large; very slight rubbing to the spines and corners, some light spotting to the margins of the plates, otherwise a very good set.
Provenance: T[homas]. D[avison]. Bland Esquire. Kippax Park, Castleford, Yorkshire, with his nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedowns.
Stock number: 1418