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The Cabinet of Genius: Picturesque Miscellanies
The Cabinet of Genius: Picturesque Miscellanies
The Cabinet of Genius: Picturesque Miscellanies
The Cabinet of Genius: Picturesque Miscellanies
The Cabinet of Genius: Picturesque Miscellanies

The Cabinet of Genius: Picturesque Miscellanies

TAYLOR, Charles

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First volume title continues: "containing Frontispieces and Characters adapted to the most Popular Poems, &c. with the Poems &c at large." Second volume title continues: "Being A Series of Engravings. comprizing a copious Variety of Interesting Subjects. From Pictures and Designs by Eminent Painters, &c. Engraved by respectable Artists under the direction of Charles Taylor." A collection of individually-issued examples of frontispieces, each with a few pages of the work they represent. Each section is paginated separately. The issues could be collected and bound together with the bonus of the publisher providing a title page for the whole collection. A lovely set with attractive plates and works by many popular authors of the day, including Thomas Gray, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, John Gay, and Laurence Sterne. There are 34 plates in volume 1 and 46 plates in volume 2. Last 10 plates in vol. 2 are b&w, not sepia, and consist of English scenery, mainly Yorkshire, published by Taylor 1786-1787. There are 27 sections in vol. I and 21 in vol. II. Charles Taylor was an engraver, printseller and bookseller, whose father and brother, both named Isaac, were also engravers. Taylor apprenticed with his father and studied under the renowned stipple engraver Francesco Bartolozzi.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Charles Taylor
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1787; 1785
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols. with various paginations. 21 cm full leather binding. Contains 80 plates, most stipple-engraved in sepia. Corners worn, hinges loosening, some foxing, most tissue guards detached and a few missing. Front board detached in vol. I. Text unmarked.