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'Miscellaneous works in verse and prose, of John Bancks. Adorned with sculptures, and illustrated with notes. The second volume' (London, T. Aris), 1738; containing 6 etchings by Basire or Bickham serving as large headpieces: 1. a man writing on a desk in his study, for 'Epistle the first', 2. two men in a room with a round table, one of them pointing to the blazing fireplace while the other looks surprised, for 'The disastrous morning', 3. a writer sitting on a pile of books looking to a young man and a Pegasus to the left, for 'Apollo's descent', 4. a nude woman on a carriage pulled by birds in the clouds, with a lady kneeling in front of her, for 'The wash-ball', 5. a couple tending to a unconscious man, for 'The knight dismay'd', 6. a man offering a book titled Bancks to a young lady who sits on a divan, for 'The conscientious keeper'. Together with woodcut initial letters, head and tailpieces. Including advertisement, table of contents, and postscript, the letterpress on the title-page printed in black and red. Bound in tan leather with raised bands and gold lettering on label at the spine.
Etching, engraving and woodcut
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Height: 196 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 122 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1859,1210.22 for the first volume's frontispiece catalogued separately. See 1859,1210.4-15 for the first volume.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Miscellaneous works in verse and prose of John Bancks
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