CHALCOGRAPHIMANIA; OR, THE PORTRAIT-COLLECTOR AND PRINTSELLER'S CHRONICLE, WITH INFATUATIONS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. A HUMOROUS POEM. IN FOUR BOOKS. WITH COPIOUS NOTES EXPLANATORY bound with CALCOGRAPHIANA: THE PRINTESELLERS CHRONICLE AND COLLECTORS GUIDE TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND VALUE OF ENGRAVED BRITISH PORTRAITS
Sculptor Esq., Satiricus [Ireland, W. H.] ; Caulfield, James
Two related volumes bound together. First -- Ireland : First edition, the only illustration is the frontispiece. A very long satirical poem regarding the collecting mania, especially for prints. Indexed by subject. Second -- Frontis is an engraving of Caulfield. Title page printed in red and black. Caulfield gives a biographical sketch of the engravers of importance and also lists values of specific prints. Joints broken. front board off with the rear boards barely holding. Worn at the extremities. Early owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Also with the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson.
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Limited to 800 copies bound thus as the standard edition. Introduction by John Craig. Contains well over 400 engravings, many letters, preparatory drawings and associated illustrations. Some of the engravings and illustrations are in color. Also has a list of prints exhibited by Ravilious at the Society of Wood Engravers. As far as is known, these are the only exhibitions at which Ravilious's engravings were shown during his lifetime. The chronology has, among other things, the titles of books which include wood-engravings. Much additional material. Bibliography. Index.