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Flindall, John Morris

The amateur’s pocket companion ; or, a description of scarce and valuable engraved British portraits. Also of the rare or curious books, as mentioned in the works of Granger, Bromley, Noble, &. alphabetically arranged … forming a convenient and valuable compendium to dealers and collectors in this favourite branch of virtu. Dedicated to Earl Spencer.

London, “printed for, and sold by, J.M.Flindall” (and others) 1813.

Reference: 11567

Full Description

Small 8vo. 141 + (1)pp. Original boards, spine repaired. Ink ownership inscriptions of Job Lowsley, Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, 1844, on title leaf and on p.133.

A pocket guide intended for the collector of engraved portraits of famous and not-so-famous persons in British history, literature and society. Its author, John Morris Flindall (1775-1841), was at that time a print dealer, with premises in Lambeth, but was subsequently to emigrate to Ontario, Canada.