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AGLIONBY, William (ca. 1642--1705)
[Painting illustrated. 1685]
Painting illustrated in three diallogues, containing some choice observations upon the art together with the lives of the most eminent painters, from Cimabue, to the time of Raphael and Michael Angelo. With an explanation of the difficult terms.
London: printed by John Gain, for the author, and are to be sold by Walter Kettilby, 1685.
[38], 127, [1], 125--132, [7], 136--367, [1], 365--375, [1] p. ; 24.2 cm. (4°)

The dedicatory epistle to William, Earl of Devon is signed 'William Aglionby'. Initial leaf with imprimatur dated December 8th 1685. Gathering S4 is mispaginated as follows: 129, 134-135, 132-133, 138-139, 136. The page following the first p. 367 is numbered 365. Title-page in red and black. The sheets were reissued in the following year (q.v.). Wing A764; ESTC r204285.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Wm: Y: Ottley 1790, i.e. the amateur artist and writer on the arts William Young Ottley (1771–1836), and John Soane / 1817. With occasional dates inscribed in ink in the margins and a note on p. 302 in Ottley's hand. Leaves a3--b4 mutilated with some loss of text.

Binding C18th half sheep, marbled-paper boards, red spine-label.

Reference Number 1568


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