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Creator:
Raspe, Rudolf Erich, 1737-1794, author, illustrator.
Title(s):

Catalogue raisonné d'une collection generale de pierres gravées antiques et modernes, tant en creux que camées, tirées des cabinets les plus celébres de l'Europe : moulées en pâtes de couleurs a l'imitation des pierres, emaux blancs, et soufres, par Jacques Tassie, sculpteur / mis en ordre et le texte rédigé par R.E. Raspe ; orné de planches gravées ; au quel on a ajouté un discours preliminaire sur les differents usages de cette collection, sur l'origine de l'art de graver les pierres dures, et le progrès de l'invention des pâtes.

Additional Title(s):

Descriptive catalogue of a general collection of ancient and modern engraved gems, cameos as well as intaglios

Published/Created:
A Londres : Imprimé pour J. Tassie, et se vend chez lui, no. 20 Leicester-Fields; et chez J. Murray, libraire, no. 32 Fleet-Street, MDCCXCI [1791]
[London] : C. Buckton, impremier, Great Pulteney Street, [1791]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 31 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK5520 .R37 1791+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK5520 .R37 1791+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Added title page in English: "A descriptive catalogue of a general collection of ancient and modern engraved gems, cameos as well as intaglios, taken from the most celebrated cabinets in Europe; and cast in coloured pastes, white enamel, and sulphur, by James Tassie, modeller / arranged and described by R. E. Raspe; and illustrated with copper-plates. To which is prefixed, an introduction on the various uses of this collection, the origin of the art of engraving on hard stones, and the progress of pastes."
Paged continuously.
Title page printed in black and red ink.
Engravings by David Allan; after Rudolf Erich Raspe.
Parallel columns of English and French, with added title page in English.
BAC: British Art Center copy has two copies. Copy 1 is bound in gilt-stamped cross-grained calf. Bookplate: S. Hanbury. Copy 2 is a large paper copy, bound in half-red morocco boards. Armorial bookplate: Henry Drummond.
English short title catalogue, T140781
Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara 2981
Brunet, J.-C. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (5e éd.), v. IV, 1120
Subject Terms:
Art objects -- Catalogs.
Drummond, Henry -- Bookplate.
Gems -- Catalogs.
Hanbury, S. -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1791.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Tassie, James, 1735-1799, publisher.
Murray, John, 1778-1843, publisher.
Buckton, Christopher, printer.
Allan, David, 1744-1796, engraver.
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