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Description of the Collection of Ancient Marbles in the British Museum; with Engravings. Parts. III, IV, V, & XI
London, England: The British Museum, 1818. Offered are four volumes [called "parts"] of an eleven-volume set, published serially between 1812 and 1861, and depicting classical marbles in the collection of The British Museum. Vol. III, 1818; Vol. IV, 1820; Vol. V, 1826; Vol. XI, 1861. These are not reproductions or facsimiles. Vol. IV with the watermark "Turkey Mills 1819," Vol. V with the watermark "Turkey Mills 1825," and Vol. XI with the watermark "J. Whatman 1860." 12.25 x 9.5 inches. Printed for The British Museum by G. and W. Nicol; J. Murray; Longman; et al. Primary text in English, with occasional notes in Latin and Greek. Light brownish-green plain paper-covered hardboards, with simple paper title labels on the spines and front covers. Vol. III with evident chipping/losses along the spine. Vol. XI with moderately bumped corners. Bindings generally very clean. Text blocks firmly bound in, but note that there is a crack between signatures in Vols. III and XI. Fore- and bottom edges moderately deckled to a handsome effect. Light to moderate offsetting to the pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Vol. III with unnumbered text pages, 2 double-page plates and 15 featured engravings. Vol. IV with 36 numbered text pages, and 38 featured engravings. Vol. V with 44 numbered text pages, a double-page plate and 13 featured engravings, one of which is in color. Vol. XI with 106 numbered text pages, a title page vignette (being Plate 51), and 52 featured engravings. All volumes with a title page vignette. Many of the text pages are unopened, hence unread. All plates on heavy-weight, card … [Click Below for Full Description]
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