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Printed] Prospectus for "Skelton's Antiquities of Oxfordshire" with related ms. material.

OXON.] [Joseph Skelton]

Editorial: Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, Jan., 1824
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Two pages, 4to, stabbed, minor foxing, mainly good condition. It announces that Skelton is preparing a !series of Engraved Illustrations of the Antiquities of the County of Oxford", anticipating 50 plates "from Original Drawings made purposely by Mr. F. Mackenzie" with letterpress by a Member of the University. There will be 12 quarterly parts in Elephant or Atlas 4to. He adds a long list of subscribers from HRH the Duke of Ambridge to "Wykeham, Miss, Thame Park, Oxon." and including the Duke of Marlborough and booksellers (Arch, Major, Munday & Slatter, Simcoe). WITH: Manuscript, four pages, 4to, with annotations, correct ions and additions, in Joseph Skelton's hand, containing: introductory remarks, some as in the Prospectus), adding the name of the putative (?) letterpress writer in square brackets] [Rev. Mr Ireland, Vicar of Banbury] (not named in sources consulted); "List of the Fifty-two larger engravings; "List of the seventy-five Vignettes in the Letterpress. ALSO WITH: MS., one page, c.6 x 14", on the reverse of two printed advertisements for newly published Nichols imprints (one published 1826) stuck together, headed "Illustrations of which we have the Coppers ----for Skelton's Oxfordshire", probably in John Bowyer Nichols hand, giving details of plates including provenance and "Gentleman's Magazine" references. N° de ref. de la librería 5013

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Título: Printed] Prospectus for "Skelton's ...

Editorial: Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, Jan.

Año de publicación: 1824

Encuadernación: Soft cover

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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