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Creator:
Billings, Robert William, 1813-1874, ill.
Title(s):

The baronial and ecclesiastical antiquities of Scotland / illustrated by Robert William Billings, architect ; in four volumes.

Published/Created:
[Edinburgh] ; Published for the author, by William Blackwood and Sons, 45, George Street, Edinburgh, and 37, Paternoster Row, London, [1845-1852]
[London] : Published for the author, by William Blackwood and Sons, 45, George Street, Edinburgh, and 37, Paternoster Row, London, [1845-1852]
Physical Description:
4 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA974 .B55 1845+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA974 .B55 1845+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Each of the four volumes includes 60 steel-engraved plates.
Steel engravings by Robert Edward Branston, John Godfrey, J.H. Le Keux, James C. Redaway, John Saddler, G.B. Smith, and George Winter; after Robert William Billings.
Title page is wood-engraved.
Date of publication from plates.
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC: British Art Center has copy 1 is a large paper copy (35 cm), bound in gilt-tooled red morocco, by Maclehose, Glasgow. Includes eight of Billings' original watercolors for the present work, mounted on the inside of each cover. Each of the 240 plates appears in two states: the published state (but on better quality paper than in the usual subscribers issue), and an earlier proof state, unfinished and unlettered, and differing in some details from the later state. Both sets of plates are on india-paper.
BAC: British Art Center has copy 2 is bound in publisher's original gilt-stamped blue cloth. Bookplate: James Frothingham Hunnewell.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Castles -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Church architecture -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Scotland -- Description and travel.
William Blackwood and Sons -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Steel engravings -- 1845-1852.
Wood engravings -- 1845-1852.
Watercolors -- 1845-1852.
Contributors:
Burn, William, 1789-1870.
Branston, Robert Edward, 1803?-1877, engraver.
Godfrey, John, approximately 1817-1889, engraver.
Le Keux, John Henry, 1812-1896, engraver.
Redaway, James C., active 1818-1857, engraver.
Saddler, John, 1813-1892, engraver.
Smith, G. B., active 1842-1888, engraver.
Winter, George, active 1842-1852, engraver.
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