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BARRY, James (1741--1806)
A letter to the Dilettanti Society, respecting the obtention of certain matters essentially necessary for the improvement of public taste, and for accomplishing the original views of the Royal Academy of Great Britain. By James Barry, Esq. R.A. Professor of Painting to the Royal Academy.
London: printed for J. Walker, 1798.
[2], 76 p. ; 25.9 cm. (4°)

Dated at end 'July 25, 1797.' This pamphlet was used as evidence to support charges made by Joseph Wilton and several other academicians against Barry for publicly abusing the Academy, which culminated in his expulsion on 15 April 1799: see notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 197 (2nd ed., 1799). ESTC t38241.

Copy Notes Bought for 5s., 11 March 1811. (Jnl 4, p.192, SNB). Bound first in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding C19th half dark green roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Barry's Letter &c'. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson, 13 January 1831 for 6s. (Archive 7/15/8). Later numbered '48' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 1636


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