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SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI
[Specimens of ancient sculpture. Vol. 1]
Specimens of antient sculpture, Ægyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman: selected from different collections in Great Britain, by the Society of Dilettanti. Vol. I.
London: printed by T. Bensley, for T. Payne; and J. White and Co., 1809.
[2], lxxxi, [1], 128 p., LXXV pl. : [3] engr. illus. ; 53.2 cm. (2°)

Volume I only. Volume II was published in 1835. The author of the text is identified in the introduction to vol. II as R.P. Payne, i.e. Richard Payne Knight, whose An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology is reprinted in appendix to the second volume with an index to the whole work. Many of the 75 plates in vol. I and the 58 in vol. II were drawn and engraved by John Samuel Agar.

Binding C19th half russia, marbled-paper boards, gilt- and blind-tooled spine and corner pieces, the latter trimmed at right angles to the board edges.

Reference Number 2109


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