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Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits
mp; 1900-7 - London - Printed by Order of the Trustees, Sold at the British Museum, 1907. mp; 1900-7 - London - Printed by Order of the Trustees, Sold at the British Museum, 1907 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive catalogue of British art, the painters and engravers who created them and the subject matter. Includes mention of Cruikshank, Sir William Gell and Frederick Augustus. Engraved British Portraits is a complete set of 6 volumes. The Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists consists of three volumes of out four. These texts are alphabetised between volumes and were originally sold at the British Museum. Freeman O'Donoghue was the assistant-keeper in the department of Prints and Drawings and Laurence Binyon was the assistant in the same department. The British Museum, London,was established in 1753, and, is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. The Department of Prints and Drawings contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings. It is one of the top three collections of its kind in the world. Condition: All bound in a full cloth binding. Externally, smart though some volumes have slight loss to the spine and small closed tears. The boards are slightly rubbed and there is some bumping. All volumes bear a library label or library number to the spine, also evidence of previous labels to the spine that have since been removed. Internally, all smart and firmly bound. There is a number of institutional labels to the front pastedowns andsome ink stamps throughout. All volumes are very bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.
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