on a Full-Size for Working. Proper for all Carvers, Painters, &c: Containing a Variety of Accurate Examples of Foliage and Friezes, on 33 folio plates. ORNAMENTS DISPLAYED.
on a Full-Size for Working. Proper for all Carvers, Painters, &c: Containing a Variety of Accurate Examples of Foliage and Friezes, on 33 folio plates.

Printed in Sanguine

on a Full-Size for Working. Proper for all Carvers, Painters, &c: Containing a Variety of Accurate Examples of Foliage and Friezes, on 33 folio plates.

Engraved title & 32 finely engraved mezzotint plates, printed in sanguine. Large folio, modern half-morocco & cloth (minor foxing), spine gilt. London: I. & J. Taylor, n.d. [but about 1793-97].

First edition of a very great rarity, published between September 1793 and August 1797 (but probably 1795). This is the most ambitious neo-classical ornament and pattern book printed in sanguine issued in Britain. The plates are in imitation of chalk drawings and include foliated and architectural patterns. Some of the plates are directly influenced by French neo-classical patterns, including copies of French designs by Caillouet, ca. 1780.

Nice copy. A duplicate from the Winterthur Library with their bookplate.

Price: $12,500.00

Item ID: 6196

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