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Ottley, William Young, 1771–1836
A collection of one hundred and twenty-nine fac-similes of scarce and curious prints : by the early masters of the Italian, German, and Flemish schools : illustrative of the history of engraving, from the invention of the art, by Maso Finiguerra, in the middle of the fifteenth century : with introductary remarks, and a catalogue of the plates / by William Young Ottley.
London : Published for the proprietor; and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green ..., printed by J. M'Creery, 1828.
Physical Description:
[4], xxxvi, xxv, [1] p., [86] leaves of plates : ill. ; 40 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 76
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Guard sheets for plates bound in.
Advertisement, p. [5], indicates that there were to be two additional volumes (for a series of "upwards of three hundred plates") but no more appear to have been published.
Includes 12 niello prints (worked in silver).
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 19, 134
"The introduction, containing some account of the early use of wood-engraving in Europe, and of the invention of chalcography by Maso Finiguerra."--P. i-xxxvi.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary dark green half-morocco and green marbled boards. Bookplate: Lester Douglas.
Subject Terms:
Douglas, Lester -- Bookplate.
Engraving -- History.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1828.
Engraving, Flemish -- Catalogs.
Engraving, German -- Catalogs.
Engraving, Italian -- Catalogs.
Finiguerra, Maso, 1426-1464.
M'Creery, John, printer.
Niello -- Specimens.
Niello prints.

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