Title: A Select Collection of Drawings from Curious...
Publisher: Dryden Leach for M. Worlidge. and M. Wickstead. 1768 [but after 1780], London
Publication Date: 1768
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Second edition.
Later full green morocco, ornately stamped in gilt on boards and in spine compartments, gilt-stamped lettering in second spine compartment (raised bands), a.e.g.; 2 volumes in 1, 4to; pp. , 48, plus engraved frontispiece portrait, and 182 engraved plates (including un-captioned supplemental plate of Hercules slaying the Nemaean lion). Originally published in 1768 in an octavo edition, with the engravings printed on satin. This quarto edition, though bearing the date 1768, was published after 1780. Lacking the list of subscribers and half-title to second volume (plates 91-180). Boards lightly rubbed; corners bumped; front joint and hinge repaired. A little foxing, but text block is overall bright and clean, with the bookplate of art collector and philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim. Sinkankis 7333. Bookseller Inventory # D11998
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