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Christie, James, 1773–1831
A disquisition upon Etruscan vases : displaying their probable connection with the shows at Eleusis, and the Chinese feast of lanterns, with explanations of a few of the principal allegories depicted upon them.
London : Printed by William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James's, for T. Becket, Pall-Mall, 1806.
Physical Description:
[2], vi, 99, [1] p., XVI leaves of plates : ill. ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process NK4645 .C47 1806+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Engravings by Antony Cardon; after Andrea Tendi.
Attributed to James Christie. Cf. Halkett & Laing.
A second revised and enlarged edition was published in 1825 with title: Disquisition upon the painted Greek vases, and their probable connection with the show of the Eleusinian and other mysteries.
Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926-62 edition), v. 2, p. 88
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, v. 1, p. 357
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, with gilt edges; rebacked. Inlaid into leaves the same size as the volume and bound at the end are 48 red chalk drawings, 47 of which are studies for the vases in D'Hancarville's Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton. Naples, 1766-1777. Gilt edges.
Subject Terms:
Becket, T. -- Publisher.
Eleusinian mysteries.
Vases, Etruscan.
William Bulmer and Co. -- Printer.
Engravings -- 1806.
Stipple engravings -- 1806.
Aquatints -- 1806.
Cardon, Anthony, 1772-1813, engraver.
Tendi, Andrea, fl. 1790-1797, ill.

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