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The history of Sir Charles Grandison, and the Hon. Miss Byron : in a series of letters /
by Mr. Samuel Richardson, author of the histories of Pamela and Clarissa Harlowe ; embellished with fifteen superb engravings.
edition
Cooke's edition.
imprint
London : Sterotyped and Printed for C. Cooke, 17, Paternoster Row ; by D. Cock, and Co. Dean Street, Soho; and sold by all booksellers in the United Kingdom, [1811?]
description
2 volumes (436; 522 pages, 15 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations ; 22 cm (4to)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London : Sterotyped and Printed for C. Cooke, 17, Paternoster Row ; by D. Cock, and Co. Dean Street, Soho; and sold by all booksellers in the United Kingdom, [1811?]
citation/reference
Bentley, G.E., Blake books, Suppl., 487E
general note
"Formerly published in seven volumes; the whole now comprised in two."
"The designs, dated 1811, are the same as those in the Novelist's magazine ed. of 1783, reduced and with some plates re-engraved." Cf. G.E. Bentley, Jr., A supplement to Blake books, Blake: an illustrated quarterly 43, v. 11, no. 3, winter 1977-1978, pages 149-150.
"The prints, with the same ornamental borders, have had the inscriptions altered; the plate-number is omitted, a new imprint is substituted for the old one, the names of the designer and engraver are re-lettered (and Stothard's name is sometimes misspelled), the epistle- and volume-numbers are added, and the scene is identified. In addition, the fading lines of the design have been re-entered and some of the costumes and hair-styles brought up to date, from c. 1770 to c. 1811." Cf. G.E. Bentley, Jr. Blake books supplement, page 243.
All of the plates are engraved after designs by Stothard; three of the plates were engraved by William Blake. Other engravers include Angus, Walker, Birrel and J. Heath.
The imprint is implied from the plate-imprints of 19 May-21 Nov 1811--though, as the edition is printed from stereotyped plates, it could have been reprinted any time from 1811 to 1818, when the title-page was altered. Cf. G.E. Bentley, Jr. Blake books supplement, page 243.
catalogue key
5920636
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.

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