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Nearly ready for publication, in two volumes ... An inquiry into the origin and early history of engraving on copper and wood : with an account of the most ancient engravers and their works, from the earliest period, to the middle of the sixteenth century : comprising observations on some of the first books ornaments with wood-cuts : by William Young Ottley, F.A.S.
London : Printed for John and Arthur Arch, 61, Cornhill, 1816.
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([2] pages) ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NE400 .O88 1816a+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Caption title.
"Demy 4to, illustrated by numerous fac-similes of scarce and interesting specimens of the art, and further enriched by impressions from original blocks engraved by Albert Durer."
"Fifty copies, with proof impressions of the plates, are printed on Imperial 4to. corresponding with the large paper of Dibdin's edition of Ames's History of Printing. Gentlemen desirous of possessing the work, are requested to favour the publisher's, or their respective booksellers with their names. The later paper copies are nearly all engaged."
On reverse of the sheet: Books lately published by John and Arthur Arch, 61, Cornhill.
Subject Terms:
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain.
Engraving -- History.
John and Arthur Arch.
Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836. An inquiry into the origin and early history of engraving, upon copper and in wood.
Publisher's advertisements.
John and Arthur Arch, publisher.

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