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A Collection of Ornaments in the Antique Style

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 228, Views: 17

Title: A Collection of Ornaments in the Antique Style Author: Richardson, G[eorge] Place: London Publisher: Date: 1816 Description: 37 aquatint plates, including illustrated title leaf. (4to) 37x28 cm (14½x11") original boards rebound in later half calf, paper label on front. First Edition. Richardson (1737-1813), architectural draughtsman and designer, worked for the Adam Brothers in Edinburgh. They heavily influenced his design and style. He then set up his own practice but his architectural output was small. However his publishing and engraving career, by contrast, was prolific. He produced many pattern books which he engraved in aquatint often with help of his son William. His designs were aimed at the "elegant villa" and "small country house" (DNB). This "pattern book" is a good example of Richardson's exquisite taste and elegance of style. Abbey Life 61. Lot Amendments Condition: Boards rubbed, internally fine. Item number: 240622

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 516: Fine & Rare Books, with Fine Press Books from the Collection of Phillip Keuhlen
Date of the auction: 26 Sep 2013
Address: PBA Galleries
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