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Outline engravings and descriptions of the Woburn Abbey marbles.
[London],, 1822.
[120], 23, [1] p., XLVI pl. : [2] engr. illus. ; 55 .1cm. (2°)

Printer's statement on title-page verso: 'Printed By William Nicol, Shakspeare Press, Cleveland Row, St. James's.' The two illustrative vignettes are included in the numerical sequence of plates as pl. XLVII and XLVIII. With an appendix (separately paginated) containing a 'Dissertation on the Lanti Vase' by James Christie the younger (1773--1831) and a 'Dissertation on an Ancient Hymn to the Graces' by Ugo Foscolo. The plates were engraved by Henry Moses from drawings by Henry Corbould.

Copy Notes The plates are India paper proofs. Inscribed in ink on verso of front free-endpaper From the Duke of Bedford./ To / Charles Heathcote Tatham Esqr. / 1823. With a covering letter of presentation from the Duke to Tatham, dated 3 April 1823, pasted in on front paste-down. With a loosely inserted note by Joseph Bonomi from the Annual Register (14 October 1803, p. 443) referring to the arrival at Woburn of the Italian antiquities recently purchased by the Duke from Napoleon Buonaparte. Soane probably purchased the book from the bookseller Priestley, who is recorded as paying £13 for lot 87 on the second day of the Christie's Tatham sale (q.v.; see also marked-up copy of sale catalogue in Christie's archive). Inscribed in pencil on recto of front free-endpaper Memm. Novr. 3 1828 / A copy presented by the Duke / to Dr. Parr sold at his sale / by Evans for forty five Guineas.

Binding C19th quarter straight-grained goatskin, brown paper boards, printed paper spine-label reading 'Woburn Abbey Marbles'. Lozenge-shaped library label lettered in ink '87/1' at head of spine.

Reference Number 2920

Additional Names Priestley and Weale; Christie, James, the younger (1773--1831); Bedford, John, sixth Duke (1766--1839); Tatham, Charles Heathcote (1772--1842); Corbould, Henry (1787--1844); Foscolo, Ugo (1778--1827); Woburn Abbey; Christie, James, the younger (1773--1831), auctioneer. [Sale cat. 1833:07:09--10]

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