A dictionary of painters, sculptors, architects, and engravers, containing biographical sketches of the most celebrated artists, from the earliest ages to the present time ; to which is added an appendix, comprising the substance of Walpole’s Anecdotes of Painting in England from Vertue, forming a complete English school.
London, “printed for Gale and Curtis, Paternoster-Row, and sold by all booksellers” 1810.
8vo. lv + (1) + 484pp. Original boards, rebacked with recent paper spine. A fresh, untrimmed copy. Erased ink ownership inscription at head of title leaf.
First edition (subsequent editions followed). A compilation from existing published sources, but obviously found helpful by its readers.