London: Methuen, 1904. The Connoisseur's Library. Contains 48 extra prints: 17 mezzotints, 2 etchings, 28 engravings, and 1 steel engraving. The book as published contains 40 hors-texte plates + xlv + 207 pp. (including many illustrations in the text). 3/4-dark blue morocco and blue-gray cloth. 25.3 x 17.8 cm. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Gilt titling and decoration on backstrip. The extra plates include a very early, primitive mezzotint of 1670 by Georg Fennitzer (or Fenitzer), "Frau Kunigunda Schmidtin. In Nürnberg ward geborn zu Barsdorf den 29. Augustj Anno 1622." Another, published in 1771, is after a portrait of Gerard Dou by "Captain" William Baillie (1723-1810). Other mezzotinters include , Richard Earlom, John Faber, and John Sartain. Subjects of the extra prints include wonderful portraits of Prince Rupert (at one time considered the inventor of mezzotint), Sir Christopher Wren, Sir Joshua Reynolds, the publisher and engraver George Vertue, Thomas Lawrence, Claude Lorraine, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Bewick, J. M. W. Turner, and many other worthies.
Also included: one of the many versions of Hogarth's droll "Rehearsal of the Oratorio of Judith" and a beautiful nighttime mezzotint after Turner. An interesting feature is an illustrated "Index to Plates" on pp. xix-xlv. A small, line copy of each plate accompanies a detailed description. As usual, the published plates have offset on the facing pages. Some wear at extremities. SALE PRICE through 12/31/2018. Was $750.00. Please inquire about payment options before ordering. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #38781