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CUNNINGHAM, Allan (1784--1842)
The lives of the most eminent British painters, sculptors, and architects. By Allan Cunningham. Second edition. ...
London: John Murray, 1830--33.
6 vols ; 15.4 cm. (8°)
I: [6], 358 p., [10] pl.
II: [4], 349, [1] p., [7] pl.
III: [6], 367, [1] p., [9] pl.
IV: [6], 352 p., [8] pl.
V: [4], 311, [1] p., [5] pl.
VI: v, [3], 322, 3, [3] p., [4] pl.

First published 1829--33. This "second" edition was issued in Murray's 'Family Library' series (nos. IV, X, XIII, XIX, XXVII, XXXVIII). Volumes III-VI were re-issued from the first edition. Volume IV, containing the lives of British architects, is dedicated to Soane.

Copy Notes Imperfect; volume III wanting the portrait of Joseph Wilton opposite p. 68. Tipped in at the front of volume IV is a letter from Cunningham to Soane dated 25 January 1831 requesting his acceptance of the dedication. Also inserted in this volume is a printed notice of the publication on 1 February [1831] of George Cruikshank's 'Scraps and Sketches', part iii and 'Twelve Sketches Illustrative Of Sir Walter Scott's Demonology And Witchcraft together with a copy of the January 1831 issue of Murray's The Family Advertiser (q.v.). Inserted at the front of volume III is a copy of the May 1830 issue of the same title (q.v.).

Binding Publisher's grey cloth with title printed on upper cover: 'The Family Library. No. IV. (X., XIII, XIX., XXVII., XXXVIII.) -- British Painters, Sculptors, And Architects. Vol. I. (... VI.) -- [Vols. I--II only:] Second Edition. -- London: John Murray, ... MDCCCXXX. (... MDCCCXXXIII.) Price Five Shillings'; and list of titles on lower cover; spine with printed series title 'British Painters &c. ... Family Library No. ...'.

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