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BARRY, James (1741--1806)
The works of James Barry, Esq. historical painter; formerly Professor of Painting at the Royal-Academy; ... To which is prefixed, some account of the life and writings of the author. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed by J. M'Creery, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809.
2 vols ; 28.5 cm. (4°)
I: vii, [1], 558 p., engr. port., [11] pl. : [1] illus.
II: [4], 670, [18] p., engr. frontis., [3] pl. (1 fold.) : [3] illus.

Edited by Edward Fryer, reprinting earlier publications including the Letter to the Dilettanti Society, 1798 (q.v.; 2nd. ed. with the Appendix, 1799, q.v.). In addition to a biography of Barry and selections of his correspondence, it includes his six Royal Academy lectures on painting and other works.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-titles.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 1638


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