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LO STUDIO
Lo Studio. ... [No. 1, May 29, 1833; no. 3, June 26, 1833]
25.7 cm. (8°)

Title taken from the front wrapper of no. 1. Only three numbers of Lo Studio were apparently published fortnightly at 6d. each by Frederic Lawrance, whose imprint appears on the front wrappers together with those of Westley and Co., Bristol; Guest, Birmingham; Young and Co., Dublin; McPhun, Glasgow; Willmer and Smith, Liverpool; Wheeler, Manchester; Wright, Nottingham; Whittaker, Sheffield. According to the preliminary Address, the title would not be repeated at the beginning of each number of the periodical "entirely dedicated to subjects connected with the Arts of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Engraving", but only on the wrapper so as to give the appearance "rather of a connected work, than of a periodical publication, ...". Four supplementary numbers were planned during the year, to contain engraved portraits of Reynolds, Flaxman, Wren and the engraver William Sharpe.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Number 1, May 29, 1833. Partly unopened. Bound retaining the printed grey paper wrappers consisting of a folded half-sheet with advertisements printed on the verso of the upper wrapper and on the rectos and versos of the remaining three leaves. Contains an unsigned inserted letter from the editor (presumably Frederic Lawrance) dated May 19 1833 presenting this copy of the new periodical to the professor of Architecture to the Royal Academy. Bound (5) in a collection of miscellaneous pamphlets, after copy 2.
Copy 2: Number 3, June 26, 1833. Unopened. Bound retaining the printed ochre wrappers, the upper wrapper inscribed in ink to Sir John Soane R.A. / With the Editors respects. With an inserted flyer (q.v.). Bound (4) in a collection of miscellaneous pamphlets, preceding copy 1.

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind double-rule borders, brown cloth boards, blind- and gilt-ruled spine, black spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets / Carlisle'. Numbered '52' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4193


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