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BROMLEY, Robert Anthony (fl. 1771--95)
A philosophical and critical history of the fine arts, painting, sculpture, and architecture; with occasional observations on the progress of engraving, in it's several branches, deduced from the earliest records, through every country in which those arts have been cherished, to their present establishment in Great-Britain, ... In four parts. Volume I. (II.) By the Rev. Robert Anthony Bromley, ...
London: printed at the Philanthropic-Press, for the author; and sold by T. Cadell; J. Robson; and Hookham & Co.; and C. Dilly, 1793. (1795.)
2 vols ; 26.1 cm. (4°)
I: xiv, 436 p.
II: [2], l, [2], 530 p.

With the addition of Davies, in partnership with Cadell, to the imprint of volume II, which contains a lengthy preface printing letters addressed to Henry Fuseli and J.S. Copley who had led a campaign in the Royal Academy and in the national press against Bromley's work. BAL, Early printed books, no. 431; ESTC t105154.

Binding C19th diced calf, gilt roll-tool borders, gilt-ruled spine, black spine-labels. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 9s. 8d. on 7 May 1829. (Archive 7/10/18, book binding).

Reference Number 1794


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