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Memoirs of John Bacon, esq. R.A. with reflections drawn from a review of his moral and religious character.

Cecil, Richard.

Published by Pr. for F. & C. Rivington by R. Noble, London, 1801
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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Uncommon first edition of this life of the prominent sculptor, remembered for his memorial busts and statues in Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, and elsewhere. The author was an eminent Church of England clergyman and one of the founders of the Eclectic Society. Joseph Collyer steel-engraved the frontispiece portrait, which shows Bacon at work on a classical head, after John Russell. WorldCat locates only seven U.S. institutional holdings. Provenance: This copy is inscribed by the author on a front fly-leaf: "Mrs. Bacon wth the author's affect. respects." In addition, a => three-page autograph letter signed by Bacon is tipped in; the letter pertains to Bacon family heraldic and heritage matters and includes mention of a deposition. The front pastedown bears the pictorial bookplate and small ticket of Robert Heysham Sayre of Bethlehem, PA. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). Frontis., iv, 118, [2 (1 adv.)] pp. NSTC C1166. 19th-century half brown morocco with marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and blind-tooled trefoil decorations in compartments; joints refurbished, spine bands and extremities slightly worn. Pages age-toned; six leaves browned from an old stain and a few more with small marginal areas browned; frontispiece and title-page with spots of foxing. Manuscript letter with outer edges creased, some creases partially slit, one small strip detached along an edge fold and laid in. An attractive copy of an interesting text with excellent and interesting additional material. Bookseller Inventory # 33598

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Title: Memoirs of John Bacon, esq. R.A. with ...

Publisher: Pr. for F. & C. Rivington by R. Noble, London

Publication Date: 1801

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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