The Literary Correspondance of John Pinkerton, Esq. Now First Printed from the Originals in the Possession of Dawson Turner in Two Volumes Volume 1

The Literary Correspondance of John Pinkerton, Esq. Now First Printed from the Originals in the Possession of Dawson Turner in Two Volumes Volume 1

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...yourself: however, as it will be on abranch of vim' that I love, I comfort myself, from your taste and accuracy, that it will be better executed than by any one else, I will execute your commissions; but you must give me a little time. The gout has lamed my fingers, and I cannot use them much at a time; and I doubt it has made me a little indolent too. Age, you may be sure, has not improved my sight, and Vertue's manuscripts are not only a heap of immethodic confusion, but are written in so very diminutive a hand, that, many years ago, when I collected my Anecdotes from them and had very strong eyes, I was often forced to use a magnifying-glass. Should you be impatient, will you come and search those manuscripts yourself? Next, will you come next Sunday hither, and pass the whole day, if you please, in the examination?.. I do not recollect t/zree medals of my father. One, I think, was struck by Natter, who was much patronised by my brother, Sir Edward, and who also engraved two or three seals of Sir Robert's head. The consular figure on the re.verse of the medal I mean, was intended for Cicero; but I believe it was copied from a statue belonging to the late Earl of Leicester at Holkham, and which, if I do not mistake at this distance oftime, is called Lucius Antonius. I do not know that any medal of my father was struck on any particular occasion. That I mention and Dassier's were honorary, as of a considerable person; and his being prime minister might have a little share in the compliment. Of Dassier I know no more than I have said in the Anecdotes of Painting. I am ignorant who has the medal of the Duchess of Portsmouth: perhaps you might learn of Mr. Bindley, Commissioner of the Excise, and who lives in...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985753
  • 9781236985750