Title: Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition.
Publication: London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839.
Description: Second edition. 2 vols. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock dated 1986 to front and back paste-down of each volume.
An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a prominent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years.
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