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EDWARDS, Edward (1738--1806)
Anecdotes of painters who have resided or been born in England; with critical remarks on their productions; by Edward Edwards, deceased, late teacher of perspective, and associate, in the Royal Academy; intended as a continuation to the Anecdotes of painting by the late Horace Earl of Orford.
London: printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, for Leigh and Sotheby, W. J. and J. Richardson, R. Faulder, T. Payne, and J. White, 1808.
[2], viii, xxxix, [1], 327, [1] p., engr. frontis. port. ; 29.2 cm. (4º)

Copy Notes Large paper copy. Extra-illustrated with 31 plates, chiefly portraits but including 2 folding lithographs after Gainsborough (1 coloured) and 2 etchings of figures by Alexander Runciman. ODNB records another illustrated copy in the print room of the British Museum. With a pencil note on p. 246 concerning two paintings by William Hodges, RA ("The Effects of Peace and War") mistakenly supposed by Edwards to have been in the possession of "Soane, Esq. the architect". Rear free-endpaper inscribed in pencil £1.19 with a bookseller's cypher.

Binding C19th green straight-grain morocco, blind-tooled anthemion panels, blind and gilt roll-tooled borders, elaborate gilt-tooled spine, gilt edges.

Reference Number 2180


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