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Crombie, Benjamin W. (Benjamin William), 1803–1847

Modern Athenians : a series of original portraits of memorable citizens of Edinburgh / drawn and etched by Benjamin W. Crombie, miniature painter, 1837 to 1847 ; now reprinted from the original plates with new illustrative notes and biographical sketches by William Scott Douglas.

Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, 1882.
Physical Description:
xvi, 183, [1] p., 49 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA890.E2 C76 1882+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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The series of portraits was originally "published in separate parts ... They were afterwards collected and published ... with this title: Men of modern Athens; or Portraits of eminent personages (existing or supposed to exist) in the metropolis of Scotland. Edinburgh ... 1839-1857."--Prefatory notice, p. vii.
Frontispiece is a portrait of Sir Walter Scott.
97 colored full length portraits, printed on double leaves (two portraits-to-a-leaf).
Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.
"This edition is limited to 1040 copies, and the plates are destroyed."--Title page verso.
List of plates, p. [ix]-xii.
"Chronology of their deaths"--P. [xiii]-xvi.
BAC: British Art center copy bound in contemporary black quarter morocco and maroon cloth. Bookplate: John Freer, Fordel.
Subject Terms:
Adam and Charles Black -- Publisher.
Church officers -- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Portraits.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Biography.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Officials and employees -- Portraits.
Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1882.
Freer, John -- Bookplate.
R. & R. Clark -- Printer.
Scotland -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Portraits.
Douglas, William Scott, 1815-1883.
Crombie, Benjamin W. (Benjamin William), 1803-1847, ill.

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