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Birch, Thomas, 1705-1766

The heads of illustrious persons of Great Britain / engraved by Mr. Houbraken and Mr. Vertue ; with their lives and characters by Thomas Birch.

A new edition.
London : Printed for William Baynes, Paternoster Row, by Charles Wood, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street, 1813.
Physical Description:
[2], 216 pages, [108] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 52 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 53
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Engraved vignette on title page.
Engravings after Ambrosius Holbein, Frans Pourbus, J. Oliver, Frederico Zuccheri, C. Johnson, Peter Lely, Willem van Bemmel, Anthony Van Dyke, Cooper, and Walker.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary red gilt- and blind-tooled morocco. Bookplate: Thomas Hartley Gillfoot.
Subject Terms:
Gillfoot, Thomas Hartley -- Bookplate.
Great Britain -- Biography -- Portraits.
Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Portraits
Politicians -- Great Britain -- Portraits.
Portraits -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- 1813.
Houbraken, Jacobus, 1698-1780, engraver.
Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver.
Bemmel, Willem van, 1630-1708, artist.
Cooper, Samuel, 1609-1672, artist.
Holbein, Ambrosius, 1494?-1518?, artist.
Janssen van Ceulen, Cornelius, 1593-1661, artist.
Lely, Peter, 1618-1680, artist.
Oliver, Isaac, 1556?-1617, artist.
Pourbus, Frans, 1569-1622, artist.
Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641, artist.
Walker, Robert, 1607-1658?, artist.
Zuccaro, Federico, approximately 1540-1609, artist.
Baynes, W. (William), publisher.
Wood, Charles (Printer), printer.

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