Original Draft Manuscript for William Byrd II and His Lost History : Engravings of the Americas. Working Title: The Mystery of the Bodleian Copperplates : William Byrd II and His History of America

Margaret Beck Pritchard and Virginia Lascara Sites

Published by N. P., N. P., 1950
Condition: Good Soft cover
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N. P.: N. P., 1950. Undated (ca. 1950's) draft copy of a scarce work on William Byrd II's work and the copperplate engravings from the Bodleian Library that were used as a basis for restoration of portions of Colonial Williamsburg, most particularly the Governor's Palace. Sections include: The Bodleian Copperplates (The Initial Discovery; Richard Rawlinson and the Plates; Linking the Copperplates as a Group; The Engraving Technique; The Date of the Plates); Author and Origin (The Dividing Line Plate; The Williamsburg Buildings; William Byrd's Views of British Politics and the Americas - The Remining Copperplates; Byrd's Perception of the Natural World and the Natural History of the Plates; The Draughtsman and Engraver of the Plates); and William Byrd II's Purpose and Motivation (William Byrd's Background; William Byrd Surveys the Line; William Byrd the Literateur and Historian). The manuscript is in an old Acco-fastened binder with photocopies of figures and illustrations, with mainly photocopied typewritten pages and several pages which appear to be original typewritten copies, 229 pages plus a seventeen-page appendix. Pages are very clean with a few corrections in ink. . Soft Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002257

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Title: Original Draft Manuscript for William Byrd ...

Publisher: N. P., N. P.

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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