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Calcographiana: the printsellers chronicle and collectors guide to the knowledge and value of engraved British portraits.

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Calcographiana: the printsellers chronicle and collectors guide to the knowledge and value of engraved British portraits.

by CAULFIELD, James

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  • hardcover
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London: Printed by and for G. Smeeton, 1814. 8vo. viii, 163, [1] pp. Engravd frntsp. Quarter plum-coloured cloth over gray boards (mnr bmpng hd & ft of spine, to crnrs, vry slght foxng), still a VG copy, from library of W.H. King, w/ hand-written index tipped-in. First edition, 1 of 350 copies printed, of this scarce and invaluable reference contemporary price-guide providing a survey of mainly British artists and engravers, each with a short biography. These artists include Thomas Geminus, Simon de Passe, Reginald Elstracke, Robert Vaughan, Wenceslaus Hollar, and many others. Caulfield (1764-1826), began collecting engravings & art as a young child, and during the Georgian period his knowledge of English history and biography was unequalled amongst any other booksellers, or print sellers of the period.

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Bookseller
Zephyr Used & Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
42205
Title
Calcographiana: the printsellers chronicle and collectors guide to the knowledge and value of engraved British portraits.
Author
CAULFIELD, James
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed by and for G. Smeeton,
Place of Publication
London:
Date published
1814.
Keywords
Engravings, Engraved Plates, Catalogues, Catalogs, Catalogue, Catalog, Prints, England, British History, Biography, Price Guides, 19th-century, Georgian England, James Caulfield, Thomas Geminus, Simon de Passe, Reginald Elstracke, Robert Vaughan, Wencesl

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About Zephyr Used & Rare Books

We are an independent bookseller, established in 1994, who exhibit at numerous book fairs and antique shows throughout the year, including Christine Palmer Antique Expos in Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA, The Rose City Book & Paper Show in Portland, the Custer Antique Show in Spokane, the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, the Pasadena Book & Paper Show, and others. We specialize in 19th-century imprints, Technical Books, History, Children's Literature, and much more. In addition we offer appraisals for insurance and tax purposes.

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