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Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769–1843

Microcosm, or, A picturesque delineation of the arts, agriculture, manufactures, & c. of Great Britain, in a series of above a thousand groups of small figures ... the whole accurately drawn from nature and etched by W.H. Pyne, and aquatinted by J. Hill. To which are now added explanations of the plates, and essays relating to their various subjects, by C. Gray ...

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Picturesque delineation of the arts, agriculture, manufactures, &c. of Great Britain

Second ed.
London : Printed by S. Gosnell, Little Queen Street, Holborn. Published by W.H. Pyne, 38 Argyle Street, and J.C. Nattes, no. 5, Woodstock Street ... 1806.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 29 x 47 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2010 20
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Originally issued between 1802 and 1807 in parts.
BAC: British Art Center copy lacks v. 2; in its place is v. 2 of the W. Miller edition (London, 1808). The two volumes are bound identically in half calf and red cloth. In both volumes, plates are uncolored.
Subject Terms:
Gosnell, S. -- Printer.
Great Britain -- Industries -- History -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- Rural conditions -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Industrial arts -- Pictorial works.
Nattes, J.C. -- Publisher.
Occupations -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Occupations in art -- Pictorial works.
Pyne, W.H. -- Publisher.
Aquatints -- 1806.
Gray, C.
Hill, John, 1770-1850, engraver.

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