Calcographiana

Calcographiana

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...eapacious to hold two vols each in folio; and for duodecimo's it would be no exageration in stating the two would swallow three score.--_In his country excursions he was equally successful, and no little cottage on the different roads he travelled, but underwent his scrutinizing examination in the hope of gaining prizes.--Chancing to be at Hounslow, he went into the Aimshouses in that neighbourhood; in one of which he discovered a scarce print, and while poring over it, the poor woman it belonged to, ' observed he probably would not give sixpence to possess it. But ina generous mood he gave her two shillings, and a few days after, boasted at thelable of Sir James Lake, the fortunate hit he ihad made, Ias the print was worth eight guineas.--This story I received from a person who had it II Charles the Second in an oval Adrian Han- . s. d. neman pinx, Henry Dankers, fecit..... 3, l3 6 Charles the Second on horseback, Van Mer-lin, sculp. quarto................. 1 ll 6 Charles the Second in Armour, J. Chantry sculp.lralfsheet................... 1 1'0 Charles the Second " God save the King over his head" J. Chantry sculp........ 1 ll 6_ from the mouth of Sir James.--l have heard from indisputable authority that Mr. Brand being informed that Solomons of Chiswell Street had purchased a parcel of curious books; he set out from Somerset House to secure the first chance of looking them over, but unfortunately it being on a Saturday (Solomon's sabbath, ) he would do no business; but as his objection did not extend to the Sunday, the reverend gentleman secured an appointment for the next morning, nine o'clock, which he punctually attended. Mr. Solomon making no stranger of his customer mixed his attention between looking out...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847164
  • 9781236847164