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A select collection of views and ruins in Rome and its vicinity : executed from drawings made on the spot in the year 1791 ...
Merigot, James, artist, engraver, publisher
imprint
London : Published by R. Edwards, Bond-Street; and sold by Edwards, Pall-Mall; White, Fleet-Street; and Robinsons, Paternoster-Row, 1797-1799.
description
2 parts in 1 volume ([76] unnumbered pages, [62] unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 29 cm
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imprint
London : Published by R. Edwards, Bond-Street; and sold by Edwards, Pall-Mall; White, Fleet-Street; and Robinsons, Paternoster-Row, 1797-1799.
general note
Part two has separate title-page with imprint: London : Sold by Messrs. Robinsons ...; Mr. White ...; Mr. Faulder ...; and Mr. Evans ..., 1799.
Plates have imprint of J. Merigot or J. Merigot and R. Edwards.
Text in English and French.
Two issues published in the same years; one of these was published on large paper with coloured plates.
local note
Victoria University Library copy 1 has armorial bookplate of "Rd. Tayler"; lacks Part II title-page; Tables of views for each part are bound at back.
Victoria University Library copy 1 has watermarks: 1794 J WHATMAN or simply J WHATMAN; copy 2 has no watermarks.
Victoria University Library copy 2 bound in green morocco with a Greek key design on the boards, with grey marbled end-papers. Possibly an Edwards of Halifax binding.
Victoria University Library copy 2 has ms. note on bottom of last print.
Victoria University Library copy 2 is James Edwards' inscribed presentation copy to Mary Anne Dod, dated Feb. 18, 1805.
Victoria University Library copy 2's plates are printed on thin pieces of paper in a pale plum colour and mounted on sheets with plate-marks and imprints for most of the original designs; on a few plates the masking has obscured the title; under the plum-coloured plate 1 in Part I the original engraving is printed whole in black-on-white with watercolours.
catalogue key
6114853
 
Gift to Victoria University Library (copies 1 & 2). Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.

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