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The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, 1756, written by Thomas Birch, engraved by Houbraken & Vertue, printed by John Knapton

The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, 1756, written by Thomas Birch, engraved by Houbraken & Vertue, printed by John Knapton

Product Description:

In full light brown leather with gilt spine and gilt inside dentelles, Second Edition, including 108 copperplate engravings of portraits of important British figures after paintings by Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely, Kneller and others.

Dimensions:

Height 21 in.

Width 15 in.

Condition:

Overall good, with some loss to leather at top and bottom of spine rubbed on edges, wear at the corners. Some toning and foxing to the interior and plates consistent with age in some margins. The engravings are not affected. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.

About The Artist:

Among the figures depicted are: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, George Buchanan, Mary Queen of Scots, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Ben Jonson, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, William Harvey, Oliver Cromwell, John Milton, the Earl of Shaftesbury, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Catharine of Aragon, William Shakespeare, Kenelm Digby, John Dryden, and Alexander Pope.

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SKU: 01tj0000002eYKlAAM

 
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The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, 1756, written by Thomas Birch, engraved by Houbraken & Vertue, printed by John Knapton

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