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Specimens of the Ancient Sculpture and Painting Now Remaining in England, from the Earliest Period to the Reign of Henry VIII.

Carter, John.

Published by London: Henry G. Bohn, 1838., 1838
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Large folio. [vi], 148, [vi]pp. Second edition. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. With etched frontispiece and title, and 120 full-page etched plates, of which 25 are fully hand-colored, 10 washed with a single color, 2 are folding and 1 double-page. Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 238; Brunet I, 1604; Lowndes, 379-80. First published in parts between 1780 and 1794, Specimens was intended "to shew the rise and progress of sculpture and painting in England; to explain obscure and doubtful parts of history, and to preserve the portraits of great and eminent personages." Carter, a defender of the Gothic style, particularly for ecclesiastical architecture, "had the reputation of being 'Antiquity's most resolute friend.' He inveighed ceaselessly against the thoughtless destruction and misguided restoration of ancient buildings" (Colvin, 126). Bookseller Inventory # 2257

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Title: Specimens of the Ancient Sculpture and ...

Publisher: London: Henry G. Bohn, 1838.

Publication Date: 1838

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