London: G. Schulze, 1821. First Edition. Folio, unpaginated, in half brown leather with ribbon-embossed cloth covered boards. Gilt ornamentation to paneled spine and corners. Green leather label reading “Etchings” on spine. Marbled endpapers.
Condition: Good+. Shelf wear, fraying, and chipping to boards and spine. Bottom panel of spine absent. Cracking to hinges and joints, but binding is stable. Pages age-toned and foxed, with water damage to upper corner and lower right edge throughout. Pencil annotations numbering pages and giving numerical identifies of some prints.;
shelved case 4.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
The title page, though apparently original, does not accurately reflect the contents of this volume, which consists of 29 pages and a total of 47 etchings (some of which are reverse etchings). These include etchings by Rembrandt (for example, Bartsch nos. 259, 268, 288, 304, and 350), Johannes Wierix, and Pierre François Basan, as well as a number of etchings by artists not yet identified. The volume appears to be a collection of spare restrikes created by the publisher for an earlier project or earlier projects. To date only one other copy of this volume has been identified, a largely uncatalogued copy located in the collection of Indiana State University.