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Creator:
Cozens, Alexander, 1717–1786
Title(s):
Principles of beauty, relative to the human head / by Alexander Cozens.
Additional Title(s):
Alternative title: Principes de beauté
Published/Created:
London : Printed by James Dixwell, MDCCLXXVIII [1778]
Physical Description:
[6], 15, [5], 15, [1] p, [3], 2-17 leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 53 cm. (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
L 119.6 (Folio A)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The text is in English, followed by a French translation.
The French text has a separate title page reading : Principes de beauté, considerés rélativement à la tête humaine. Par Alexandre Cozens (1777).
Evidently the 2 texts in this vol. were never issued separately, despite their discrete identities, and conflicting dates on the respective title pages.
Includes a list of subscribers.
Seventeen of the plates have accompanying engraved tissue overlays representing hairstyles of the day.
NLM copy has the French title leaf and dedication leaf interleaved in the English preliminary matter.
Catalogue of printed books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, II, p. 403
Short title catalogue of eighteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine p. 102
English short title catalogue, T10183
Subject Terms:
Anatomy, Artistic.
Anatomy, Artistic.
Beauty
Face
Face in art.
Face in art.
Facial expression.
Facial expression.
Hair
Head
Head in art.
Head in art.
Form/Genre:
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