Vases From The Collection Of Sir Henry Englefield (bart) Drawn and Engraved by H. Moses

By: Moses, H. , Sir Henry Englefield

Price: $275.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; Circa 1819. This edition was printed for Rodwell and Martin, New Bond Street, London. The book is in Very Good+ edition with three quarters leather binding and marbled paper covered boards. There is some noticeable wear and fraying to the spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers. The marbled paper covered boards have some generalized rubbing. T. E. G. (Top edge Gilt). The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with the exception of a few stray spots of foxing. The front pastedown includes the bookplate of Henry B. H. Beaufoy F. R. S. (Beaufoy (shown below) was likely the book’s first owner. From roughly 1784 through 1843, Beaufoy was one of Europe’s most celebrated and prestigious hot air ballonists; his numerous ascents contributed unprecedented support to the nascent discipline of aeronautics, as well as providing new information to cartographers, meteorologists, and physicists in England and on the continent. Beaufoy was also a great collector of both coins (he wrote a well-regarded book on early English “tokens”) and, more importantly for my purposes, books. Beaufoy collected across a range of topics and genres. Most famously, however, was his assembling together in one library a copy of the first (1623) , second (1632) , third (1663) , and fourth (1685) folios of the plays of William Shakespeare (his library was dispersed at auction by Christie’s in July 1909 and the four folios were eventually split up at auction in July 1912)." The book is illustrated with 39 plates (the last plate hand-colored). The text is in both English and French. "Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 7th Baronet (1752 – 21 March 1822) was an English antiquary and scientist...He never married, and devoted his entire life to study. In 1778 at the early age of 26 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in the following year Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. For many years he was vice-president of the latter, and succeeded the Marquess Townshend as president." "Henry Moses (1782? –1870) was an English engraver. He died at Cowley, Middlesex, 28 February 1870."

Title: Vases From The Collection Of Sir Henry Englefield (bart) Drawn and Engraved by H. Moses

Author Name: Moses, H. , Sir Henry Englefield

Illustrator: Illustrated by H. Moses

Categories: Art,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, England, Printed for Rodwell and Martin: 0

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A36304

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