THREE PAMPHLETS BOUND TOGETHER
An Historical Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits of the Most Illustrious Personages of Great Britain ; British Institution for promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom ; Notice Historique Sur La Tapisserie Brodee par la Reine Mathilde
The first is a descriptive catalogue of galleries and collections of portraits on exhibition. One goal of the exhibitions was to collectively display them before being printed as part of Lodge's Portraits and Memoirs. One of the testimonials is from Walter Scott. Each of the 158 portraits has a short biography. The second item contains a list of the governors of the British Institution, a subscribers list and a catalogue of His Majesty's Collection of Pictures from Carlton house Palace. The King at that time was George III. 164 pictures exhibited. The third item is regarding the Bayeaux Tapestry, which depicts the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It is attributed to Queen Mathilde, the wife of William the Conqueror. There are explanations for each of the Latin inscriptions. Five fold-out pages give a better look at the overall design of the tapestry. The rear board suffers minor water damage, as does the text to a varying degree. Still quite readable, which speaks to the quality of the paper used and the strength of the binding. Previous owner name written on the front endpaper.
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> LITHOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF LUDWIG AND ERIK CHARELL.
> Lewine, J., BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ART AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, BEING A GUIDE TO COLLECTORS OF ILLUSTRATED WORKS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH OF THE PERIOD.
OFFICINA PRAGENSIS. OPUS PRIMUM
by Steiner-Prag, Hugo
Limited to 70 numbered copies; 50 for sale and 20 for the illustratior. This is set number 63. A portfolio of original lithographs by Hugo Steiner-Prag showing scenes of Prague. Each lithograph is signed and dated in pencil by the illustrator. Only 5 of the 12 plates are present in this copy.